Robert Fellner

Director of Transparency Research

rf@npri.org

Robert Fellner is director of transparency research at NPRI and joined the Institute in December 2013.


Recent Work

Taxpayer cost for PERS balloons to $1.4 billion

System planning to continue raising its costs to taxpayers well into the future

March 30, 2015

The Nevada Public Employee Retirement System likes to boast that over 80 percent of its members’ benefits are funded through investment earnings, suggesting that there is little cost to taxpayers.

Retiring in the lap of luxury

Nevada government pensions are often better than paychecks

January 22, 2015

This analysis examines 10 of Nevada’s largest government agencies and compares the full-year equivalent 2013 retirement payouts of 2011-2013 retirees who had 30 years of service or more with their final-year base pay.