Joshua Spolsdoff serves as a research economist at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, specializing in fiscal and economic analysis of Utah’s economy.
Spolsdoff’s recent projects include estimating economic impacts of Utah mining operations and the state’s life sciences sector and analyzing state budgeting trends for the Volcker Alliance’s Truth and Integrity project. Additionally, he was responsible for database and reporting functions for ASPIRE, a randomized trial measuring the impact of specialized programs on educational and employment attainment rates of disabled youth. He also authors the Gardner Policy Institute’s monthly Utah economic summary.
Spolsdoff earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from the University of Utah. Prior to his role at the Gardner Institute, he was a consultant for Dell EMC, where he held positions in project management, data science, data management, and executive reporting for S&P 500 firms and the federal government.