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Latest Financial State of the Cities report

We ranked the 75 most populous cities on their financial health in our newest report. Click here to learn more. 

Second wave of 2017 FSOS report now available!

See the latest findings on the financial condition of Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

Beer with Bill (Ep. 12) - How much did the financial crisis bailouts cost?

On this week's episode, TIA Director of Research Bill Bergman discusses the costs of the financial crisis bailouts and a new trend for student loan debt.

US Published National Debt


The Truth


Each Taxpayer's Share: $686,000

  • New state reports now available!

    Have a sneak peek at this year's Financial State of the States report.

  • Bill's Blog

    Bill Bergman serves as TIA's Director of Research. He is responsible for managing TIA's federal project and State Data Lab's data base.  Bergman spent 13 years as an economist and policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

  • 75 largest cities

    Financial State of the Cities 2016

    TIA analyzes the fiscal health of the most populous U.S. cities. View our annual report HERE. 

  • State Data Lab

    Compare all 50 states and the 75 most populous cities using more than 300 unique data variables.

  • The Federal Project

    Our Federal Project explores various aspects of government financial reporting, and will examine a different theme each month for the next year. 

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