Municipal Finance Journal

Volume 38, Number 1
Spring 2017
Editor: W. Bartley Hildreth

Editor's Note
W. Bartley Hildreth

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The Impact of New Vendors on Depositor Demand and Performance of the Texas Local Government Investment Pool
Julius A. Nukpezah and Robert L. Bland

1-25

Public Pensions:
Complex Systems Still in Flux
Christopher Mier

27-55

How Well Does the Risk-Free Rate Predict the Future Rate of Return on Investments?
Implications for Public Defined-Benefit Pension Plans
Kenneth A. Kriz and Gang Chen

57-72

Rating Downgrades and Retiree Benefits
Natalie R. Cohen

73-77