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Dr. Gary Wagner

Gary Wagner

  • Ph. D. West Virginia University

Gary A. Wagner, Associate Director 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 studies state and local government tax structures, rainy day funds, borrowing costs, and pension systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 articles and reports, many of which have appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Law and Economics, National Tax Journal, and Public Choice. Dr. Wagner is a past recipient of Duquesne University's College of Business Distinguished Research Award and Public Finance Review's Outstanding Paper Award. He has given more than 40 presentations at professional conferences and has been interviewed by more than 100 media outlets including Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, CBS News, Fox News, and Fox Business. Dr. Wagner also served on the Arkansas Governor's Council of Economic Advisors from 2008-2011 and he is an active participant in the Survey of Professional Forecasters sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.