Gary Smith

Smith joins Health Policy & Administration faculty

SPOKANE – The Department of Health Policy and Administration at WSU Spokane recently hired Gary Smith as a clinical associate professor. Employed by WSU since 2008, Smith is also appointed as a senior project associate with the Area Health Education Center, a unit within WSU Extension that promotes health and wellness for rural and underserved […]

Smith provides a face for WSU on the West side

When Robin Klemm arrived in Seattle from Philadelphia two years ago her expectations for being able to connect with fellow economists were pretty low.   “Philadelphia has an active community of economists,” said the former professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s prestigious Wharton School of Business and former president of the Philadelphia Council of Economists. […]

Personal income — the rest of the economic story

Personal income — one of the most pertinent barometers of local and regional economies — often is overlooked, according to economist Gary Smith, whose office is based out of WSU’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center. “Without question, personal income is far and above the best available local indicator of general purchasing power,” Smith said. “Therefore, […]