Alex Hathaway is a senior research associate in the Public Finance Research Cluster, specializing in state fiscal health. He is the principal investigator on the center’s multi-state evaluation of budgeting and financial management practices for the Volcker Alliance’s Truth and Integrity in Government Finance project. Hathaway also contributes to the cluster’s economic development, tax policy, and education policy research. He holds a BA and MA from the University of Georgia, an MPP from Georgia State University, and a professional doctorate from Life University. His other areas of interest include healthcare systems and finance, aging policy, and program evaluation.