Gorina's research focuses on studying government financial sustainability at the subnational level and includes work on city fiscal health, financial reserves accumulation and use, retirement system funding and reform as well as work on migration and its economic and social effects. Gorina's research has been funded by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
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Points at a non-neutral role of social factors in sustainability transitions and suggests that cities pursuing the environmental mission can withstand tough economic times without substantial performance tradeoffs.
Examines changes in public sector workforce turnover in response to the reforms of state retirement systems and finds that, on average, a pension reform was associated with a four percent increase in turnover, with stronger effects in states with higher shares of college-educated workers in the public sector.
Observes that cities with more volatile revenues hold about the same resources in reserve funds as cities with more stable revenues. Shows that cities with a wealthier tax base tend to have higher fiscal reserves.