Research - Action Center on Race and the Economy

Reports by ACRE

ACRE, the ReFund America Project, and our partners produce cutting edge research about the role that banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms play in driving racial and economic inequality.

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January 09, 2016

Turned Around

How the Swaps that Were Supposed to Save Illinois Millions Became Toxic | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan January 2016 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

November 24, 2015

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

An Analysis of US Public Pension Investments in Hedge Funds November 2015 | Report by Elizabeth Parisian, AFT and Saqib Bhatti, Roosevelt Institute

March 24, 2015

Our Kind of Town

A Financial Plan that Puts Chicago's Communities First | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan March 2015 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

March 20, 2015

Wisconsin’s Dirty Deals

How Wall Street Drains Taxpayer Money Our of Public Budgets and What We Can Do About It March 2015 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan

November 18, 2014

Dirty Deals

How Wall Street's Predatory Deals Hurt Taxpayers and What We Can Do About It November 2014 | Report by Saqib Bhatti

June 09, 2012

Riding the Gravy Train

How Wall Street Is Bankrupting Our Public Transit Agencies by Profiteering off of Toxic Swap Deals June 2012