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November 2015

Tuesday November 17, 2015
Economic Update
1 Hr CPE - Other

Gary Wagner - Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank

Gary Wagner
Gary will talk about national and regional economic conditions with a focus on employment and unemployment, housing, and monetary policy. 

Gary A. Wagner is a regional economic advisor in the Corporate Affairs Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He is responsible for conducting research on emerging regional economic issues and managing legislative outreach for the Bank’s Third District, which includes eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Wagner also delivers presentations about the national and regional economy, monetary policy, and the role of the Federal Reserve System. His research interests range from regional economics to state and local public tax structures and from rainy day funds to borrowing costs and pension systems.

Before joining the Philadelphia Fed in 2015, Wagner was a professor of economics at Old Dominion University in Virginia. Previously, he was on the faculties at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Duquesne University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has authored or coauthored 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, Public Choice, and Economics & Politics. He received Duquesne University’s College of Business Distinguished Research Award, as well as Public Finance Review’s Outstanding Paper Award. From 2013 to 2015, Wagner had been a respondent to the Philadelphia Fed’s Survey of Professional Forecasters, the oldest quarterly survey of macroeconomic forecasts in the United States. He is also a member of the National Tax Association.

Wagner has a doctoral degree in economics from West Virginia University and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Youngstown State University.