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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

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.
Looking at Spending on Means-Tested Programs
June 18, 2019
We often talk in broad strokes about how “mandatory spending” -- spending that happens automatically based on eligibility criteria set into law by Congress -- is growing as a share of the budget and as a share of GDP in the future.
A Summit on Building America's Future
June 13, 2019
Demographic change and its effect on the economy and the budget was a main topic of discussion at the 10th Annual Peter G Peterson Foundation “Fiscal Summit” Tuesday in Washington.