Fiscal Policy Expert Dr. William Gale Participating in Video Conference at Concord University

ATHENS, W.Va. – William Gale, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on fiscal policy, will participate in a videoconference with students at Concord University on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The hour-long presentation will begin at 2 p.m. (EST) in the Pais Fellowship Hall in University Point.

Dr. Gale, who is Co-Director of the Tax Policy Center and the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy at the Brookings Institution, will discuss his book, “Fiscal Therapy: Curing America’s Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future” with the Political Science 205, Community Based Research class.

“Our students are very fortunate to be able to speak with Dr. Gale about the fiscal challenges America will face during their lifetimes. Our graduates will start their professional lives saddled with personal and public debt along with clear impending needs for increased investment in both health care and education. Dr. Gale will discuss how we can meet these daunting challenges.”

Dr. James White, Concord Professor of Political Science

Dr. Gale studied at Duke University and the London School of Economics. He earned a doctorate from Stanford University in 1987. He has taught in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles and served as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers during the administration of President George H.W. Bush. He joined Brookings in 1992 and served as Vice President of Brookings and Director of the Economic Studies Program from 2006 to 2009.

Concord’s Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Society, is a sponsor of the videoconference. The general public is invited to join the Concord University community in attending at no charge.

For additional information please contact Dr. James White at or 304-384-6061.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.


Sarah M. Pritchett
Concord University  
Office of Advancement      
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,

After 4 p.m.
Office: 304-384-5211
Cell: 304-320-6405

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