Wes Clarke

Wes Clarke

Wes Clarke

Senior Public Service Associate; State Services and Decision Support
Expertise: Economic Impact Assessment, Evaluation, Government Budgeting/Finance, Policy Research, Tax/Revenue Policy



Wes Clarke is a finance and economics specialist who carries out economic impact studies and program evaluations to help governments become better managed, particularly in the areas of budgeting, resource allocation, and planning. He oversees the Institute of Government’s Tax and Expenditure Data Center, a customized database that provides ready access to Georgia's county, municipality, and school system fiscal data. Prior to joining the Institute of Government, Dr. Clarke was on the faculty at the University of North Texas, where he taught graduate-level government budgeting, finance, and research methodology courses. While at North Texas, he developed exams for the state’s government finance officers association and administered the certification program. He is a past Chair of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, a section of the American Society for Public Administration.


Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky; M.P.A., University of Georgia

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Areas of Expertise: program evaluation, state budget processes, economic modeling, local government capital acquisition and finance


The chapel has been restored in a way that allows for its use by a wide variety of university and community groups for plays, concerts, lectures, weddings, meetings, and other special events. The Spalding Theater, which seats 240, and the Conference/Green Room, which seats 45, are rented to the public.

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