Eric Scorsone

Eric Scorsone
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Flint fiscal distress, Detroit bankruptcy, emergency manager law and local government finance

Economist, associate professor and founding director of the MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy


An expert in city and state government finance issues -- including those in the cities of Flint and Detroit -- and the national credit crisis. Previously, Scorsone was economist for the Colorado governor’s Office of State Planning and Budget and senior economist for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He can speak to local government public finance; intergovernmental cooperation and consolidation; local government fiscal health; and community economic development. ... Scorsone can also be reached through MSU communications representative Sean Corp at 517-884-7083 or

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Report on the unfunded costs of retiree health benefits in Michigan's muncipalities