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Joshua Gordon
Policy Director

Joshua B. Gordon is the Policy Director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about federal budget issues and their consequences for the future. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late U.S. Senators Warren Rudman (R-NH) and Paul Tsongas (D-MA), and former Secretary of Commerce Peter G. Peterson.

Mr. Gordon directs The Concord Coalition's research on the federal budget, health care policy and tax policy and is the editor of Concord's blog. He frequently discusses Concord’s positions in public speeches and interviews with the media. He also directs Concord’s classroom curriculum and its budget simulations, and was a research advisor for the Sundance Film Festival Documentary I.O.U.S.A. He has been with Concord since 2001.

Mr. Gordon has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida and wrote his dissertation on the budget process and the House Appropriations Committee. He also has a Master’s degree from the University of Florida and taught classes there on American Politics and on Congress. He recently served as an Adjunct Professor for the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Recent Publications

New CBO Report Projects Much Larger Debt Under Plausible Assumptions
September 04, 2019
In a follow-up to the new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) baseline projections, the CBO released a report last week analyzing the effect that select policy alternatives would have on budget deficits and federal debt.
Forward Movement on Health Care Policies
July 30, 2019
There are some promising recent developments on health care policy in Congress and in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that are worth highlighting, despite the recent vote in the House of Representatives to eliminate the “Cadillac Tax.” (A vote which drove over 100 economists and health ca
Congressional Bipartisanship: Higher Deficits, Higher Health Care Costs, Lower Wages
July 16, 2019
The House of Representatives is expected to vote tomorrow on repealing the so-called “Cadillac Tax” on high-cost health insurance plans.