WHYY's Keystone Crossroads interviewed Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen about effects of Philadelphia’s property reassessment on real estate taxes. Dr. Gillen equated the update of the property assessments to the fixing a broken leg: "The analogy I like to use is it's like setting a...

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Where are you from? I am from Philadelphia, PA. I've lived here my entire life, and I plan on raising a family here. I love my city because of its history and also because of its wide selection of festivals and street fairs throughout the year. I think that Philly gives you...

Monday, July 14, 2014

In this Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer, Fels Senior Consultant and Economist, Dr. Kevin Gillen, commented on a report released by the Pew Charitable Trusts on the decline of home ownership in Philadelphia over the last decade.

To read the article and Dr. Gillen's comments,...

Monday, July 14, 2014

In this Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer, a story on the development of the Graduate Hospital area of South Philadelphia cited the housing data gathered and analyzed by Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen. Dr. Gillen's research highlighted the over 300% growth in the price...

Monday, July 7, 2014

Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen commented on the strength of high value home sales in Philadelphia in Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer. Dr. Gillen noted how single family home sales in the city were outshining sales in the suburbs.

To read Dr. Gillen's comments ...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Current Fels student Charles McElwee published an article in The Standard-Speaker, giving a profile of the challenges faced by his hometown of Hazleton PA, as well as his hope for its...

Monday, June 30, 2014

In The Philadelphia Inquirer, Jack Nagel, former associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Chair of the Academic Policy Committee at Fels, advocates making the Pennsylvania legislature a unicameral system and electing legislators by a new method. ...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen uncovered $22 million of delinquent taxes owed to the city by SEPTA; however, a recent deal between the city and SEPTA wipes the slate clean on July 1.  Dr. Gillen's findings were highlighted on the front page of today's  The Philadelphia...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Fels Institute of Government mourns the loss of alumnus, and valued member of the Fels community, Lloyd A. Rowe, '56.

Mr. Rowe was an esteemed public leader, with a dedicated and honorable career in public service.  In addition to serving in the U.S. Army, he held several...

Monday, June 23, 2014

    On Sunday, May 18, 2014, the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, herself a
proud Penn graduate, delivered a remarkable and inspiring commencement
speech to Fels graduates. The text of the speech appears below.

     This may be one of...

Friday, June 20, 2014
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