By Eric Rabe

Caroline is 9 and Abby is 7.  They are busy in fourth and second grades, and they know the words to just about every Taylor Swift song.  So the other day when they...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fels Executive Director David Thornburgh was quoted in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review piece that examined distressed cities in Southwestern Pennsylvania. A native of the region, he offered perspective on population decline, pension crises, and the possibility of a turnaround.

Read the...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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By Eric...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fels alumnus, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson of Philadelphia's Second District cited research by Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen in evaluating the impact of Philadelphia's ten-year real estate tax abatement in an Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

You can read the Op-Ed...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Home Country: Mexico

Undergrad: Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

What were you doing prior to coming to Fels?
Prior to Fels, I worked for three years as a consultant for Bain & Company in their Mexico City...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

This week's NBC10@issue interviewed Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen on the impact of the debt crises on local housing prices.

You can watch the video here....

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

By Eric Rabe, Fels Senior Advisor

Modern political parties poll frequently and keep a close watch online. Yet as the budget stalemate continues in Washington, Republicans have yet to find effective messaging to off-set the Democratic characterization of the party as...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Eric Rabe, Fels Senior Advisor

In two news conferences yesterday, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner stuck to their opinion poll-backed messaging on the government shutdown.

Each side is engaged in frequent, even daily, polling on who the public blames...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

An editorial in the Philadelphia Daily News and an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer both cited research by Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen on the value of Philadelphia's ten-year real estate tax abatement.

You can read the Daily New editorial...

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

By Eric Rabe, Fels Senior Advisor

Those old enough to remember the hostage crisis in Iran (or those who have seen Argo) remember the relentless coverage on the ABC television program, Nightline.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013
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