William Glasgall Named Fellow at the Penn Institute for Urban Research
William Glasgall, Volcker Alliance senior vice president and director of state and local initiatives, has been named a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR). Penn IUR selects fellows who have deep expertise in the field of urbanism and who are important contributors to field. Penn IUR is dedicated to advancing cross-disciplinary urban-focused research, instruction, and civic engagement on issues relevant to cities around the world. As the global population becomes increasingly urban, they hold that understanding cities is vital to informed decision-making and public policy at the local, national, and international levels.
As a fellow, Mr. Glasgall will leverage his decades of experience in research and reporting on the oft-overlooked subject of state and local fiscal practices to aid the Institute in its goal of studying and promoting sound policy for cities and urban areas. The fellowship comes as the Volcker Alliance and Penn IUR’s collaborate to host a virtual Special Briefing series covering the fiscal impact of COVID-19 on state and local governments, described by listeners as "a thoughtful and well-organized series," "one of the best briefings I have been on," and "well-done, with great information." To date, the weekly Special Briefings have attracted almost 2,000 attendees.
Mr. Glasgall is also a member of the National Federation of Municipal Analysts, a member of the Municipal Fiscal Health Working Group of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and a governor of the Overseas Press Club Foundation. A Boston University graduate, he was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University and a DAAD Fellow at the University of Bonn, Germany.