Vincent Reitano, PhD is a Public Finance Associate in the GFOA’s Research and Consulting Center. In this role, he researches financial indicators, fiscal sustainability, and tax policy. Vincent has published research on fiscal reserves, public pensions, forecasting, and transparency in a range of public finance and economics journals, such as Contemporary Economic Policy, Public Budgeting & Finance, and Public Finance Review. Further, he has published a variety of research reports and articles in professional journals including Government Finance Review and Journal of Government Financial Management. Prior to joining GFOA, he worked in the Department of Defense, and also completed a research fellowship at SAS. Additionally, he conducted research on risk analysis for the Department of Homeland Security, and co-authored reports on education finance for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.