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Media MentionApril 24, 2018

Our federal government is fast becoming fiscally unsustainable

Trending stories recently have included foreign policy, airplane safety and Michael Pompeo’s likelihood of becoming secretary of state. Less has been reported about the just-released Congressional Budget Office report that forecasts an explosion of federal debt to levels far greater than seen in any year since the end of World War II. Michael Granof discusses. 

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Media MentionApril 24, 2018

The U.S. debt is an unsolvable crisis

The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2018 to 2028 only confirms what the U.S. Department of the Treasury said in its 2017 financial report of the U.S. government released in February and has been warning for at least the past decade. Owing to its mounting debt, the federal government is becoming fiscally unsustainable. Michael Granof explains. 

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NewsJanuary 31, 2018

LBJ faculty react to State of the Union

Tuesday evening President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address. Here, faculty from the LBJ School share their reactions.

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Media MentionDecember 7, 2017

University of Texas prepares students for their financial future through its required public financial management course

Many public affairs students at the University of Texas at Austin eye futures in government or nonprofit organizations. But before embarking on that journey, they must first grasp the intricacies of financial management and accounting that those jobs require. LBJ Professor Michael Granof explains. 

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NewsAugust 9, 2017

LBJ/McCombs professor receives top honor for achievements in accounting and education

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) announced Michael Granof, professor at The University of Texas at Austin, as the recipient of the 2017 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.

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Media MentionJuly 12, 2017

Trump's infrastructure plan isn't much of a plan

Professors Michael Granof and Martin Luby discuss the possible shortcomings of President Trump's call for heavy use of public-private partnerships in improving American infrastructure.

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Media MentionJanuary 23, 2017

Interest on U.S. debt is economy-killer, 2016 annual financial report shows

The federal government’s just-released 2016 annual financial report has a clear and compelling message: our nation's current financial trends are unsustainable. LBJ Professor Michael Granof discusses what it would take to grow the economy. 

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Media MentionJanuary 10, 2017

It might be too late for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, but here are 4 things other pensions should do

With the Dallas pension system on unsteady financial ground, Professor Michael Granof offers four suggestions for public sector retirement plan security.

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Media MentionOctober 7, 2016

Commentary: U.S. is 'Going for the Gold' in all the wrong ways

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Media MentionSeptember 26, 2013

A Misguided Pension Reform for Government

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