Gerald Prante, PhD

Assistant Professor of Economics

Gerald Prante


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  • PhD in Economics, George Mason University
  • MS in Economics and Finance, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
  • BA in Political Science, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Experience and Background

Prior to joining Lynchburg College, Gerald worked on tax policy issues in Washington, DC as an economist at the Tax Foundation and then Ernst & Young. His policy work has been featured in major news publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Economist, among others. Gerald has also appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and other television and radio programs.

Research Interests

Dr. Prante’s primary research interests involve the economics of government fiscal policies (taxes and spending).

Personal Information

Dr. Prante enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Elizabeth.