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Joshua Gordon
Senior Policy Advisor

Joshua B. Gordon is a Senior Policy Advisor to 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 started working with The Concord Coalition in 2001. He previously served as the organization's Policy Director. He assists Concord with research and writing on health care policy, the federal budget, and tax policy. He has discussed Concord’s positions in public speeches and interviews with the media. He has also directed Concord’s classroom curriculum and its budget simulations, and was a research advisor for the Sundance Film Festival Documentary I.O.U.S.A.

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 has 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

Snapshot of Health Care Spending Projections Prior to the Coronavirus
March 27, 2020
The health care sector in the U.S. is facing a tremendous amount of uncertainty which will last for many months more (at a minimum). While we acknowledge the difficulties of knowing what's next due to the coronavirus and its impact on health care spending, it’s worth noting the recent update of annual projections from the federal government's chief health care actuaries. 
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