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Sujit CanagaRetna

Senior Fiscal Analyst
CSG South
(404) 633-1866


Sujit M. CanagaRetna joined CSG in 1998.  In his current position, CanagaRetna researches, analyzes and writes on state fiscal and economic development trends. He tracks legislative issues and policy developments in Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. In addition, CanagaRetna serves as CSG’s chief fiscal spokesperson and staffs CSG’s national Financial Services Working Group. He frequently testifies before state legislatures and other audiences across the country on topics affecting state finances. CanagaRetna is also regularly interviewed by various media outlets on issues affecting state finances.
CanagaRetna has staffed state legislative delegations to a number of countries, including England, Scotland, Thailand, Indonesia and China.
 He has a bachelor’s degree from Bennington College and master’s degrees in international affairs and public administration from Columbia University


Areas of expertise
  1. National, regional and state economic trends
  2. State budgets
  3. Overall trends in state finances
  4. Public pensions
  5. Unemployment insurance
  6. Public-private partnerships
  7. Automobile industry, particularly as it relates to the Southern states
  8. Ports, particularly in the South
  9. Economic impacts of the arts
  10. High-speed rail
  11. Transportation challenges confronting states
  12. State efforts to promote the motion picture industry
  13. International trade developments and the expansion of state exports