Municipal Finance Journal

Volume 31, Number 2
Summer 2010
Editor: W. Bartley Hildreth

Editor's Note
W. Bartley Hildreth

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Public Finance Challenges and Opportunities for Resolution
Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Paul S. Maco, Jane L. Vris and William L. Wallander

1-49

The Cost of Boosterism:
Economic Development, Growth Management, and Municipal Bond Ratings
Skip Krueger, Christopher V. Hawkins, and Robert W. Walker

21-40

Lessons from MARS!
Were Municipal Auction Rate Securities a Financial Innovation? Conflict of Interest, Lack of Transparency, and Agency Costs in the MARS Mark
Charles W. Cole

41-60

Preliminary Observations on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as it Applies to the Municipal Securities Market
Robert W. Doty

83-92