Gordon is a historian of American public policy, with particular expertise in labor, health and urban policies. He has worked extensively with planning and historical organizations in St. Louis on the roots – and implications – of racial segregation. He is also a senior research consultant with the Iowa Policy Project, a state-level affiliate of the Economic Analysis Research Network and the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative.
Presents a reinterpretation of the American response to the Great Depression, focusing on the recasting of business-government relations in the 1920s and 1930s.
Presents a historical account of the failure of American health policy.
Traces the roots of racial segregation and urban decline, from the early 20th century to the present, in Greater St. Louis.
Presents a web-based account, leaning on interactive data visualizations, of the emergence of inequality in modern America.