Do you have a strong sense of how governments collect taxes, analyze costs, borrow money, and prepare financial statements? If you answered “no,” you’re not alone. According to the Guide to Financial Literacy: Connecting Money, Policy and Priorities, only 38 percent of state and local leaders consider themselves experts or even “very knowledgeable” on the topic of public finance.
That’s why Justin Marlowe, associate professor in the UW Evans School for Public Affairs, wrote the guide, published by Governing magazine and underwritten in part by Workday. Read it now to grow your knowledge base around public finance.