- Ph. D. West Virginia University
- 2044 Constant Hall
- Norfolk, VA 23529
Gary A. Wagner, Associate of the Economic Forecasting Project and Professor of Economics, earned his doctoral degree from West Virginia University. Prior to joining Old Dominion University, Gary held faculty positions at Duquesne University, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Wagner is a public finance specialist who explores the motivation and consequences of government policies and institutions. The majority of his academic research has empirically examined the effects of state and local government fiscal institutions, with a particular focus on state rainy day funds, borrowing costs, and tax structure. His research has appeared in many academic journals including the Journal of Law and Economics, National Tax Journal, Public Choice, and Public Finance Review. He has given more than 30 presentations at professional conferences and he has also been interviewed by more than 100 national and local media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, MSNBC, CBS News, and Fox Business. He also served on the Arkansas Governor's Council of Economic Advisors from 2008-2011.