UW News recently highlighted a new study led by the Evans School on a possible Washington State public bank.

The state’s Office of Financial Management in June contracted with UW researchers to evaluate the benefits and risks of a possible state cooperative bank. Justin Marlowe, Evans professor of public policy, is co-principal investigator for the study with William Longbrake, former chief financial officer of Washington Mutual Inc. and an Evans affiliate associate professor. UW law professor Hugh Spitzer also contributed, as did Evans School associate professor Sharon Kioko and Claire Baron, a graduate student in public policy and business.

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