Natalie Cohen is founder, principal author and publisher of The Public Purse. She has deep experience in the municipal bond market, credit research, bond insurance, risk management, rating agency and government. She previously published the Fiscal Stress Monitor, a monthly independent trend letter. She has also written articles for the Municipal Finance Journal, American City and County Magazine, Government Finance Review and a white paper for the Brookings Institution. She recently spent eight years as head of Municipal Research for Wells Fargo Securities, leaving there in September, 2018. Since then, she had revived National Municipal Research, Inc. a New York City-based consulting company and producer of The Public Purse.