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Faculty and Staff Profile

Aspen Gorry

Assistant Professor

Office: Sirrine Hall 220E
Phone: (864) 656-0483
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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Economics
University of Chicago 2009

M.A. Economics
University of Chicago 2006

B.S. Economics and Mathematics
Arizona State University 2004

 Courses Taught

Macroeconomic Theory II


Aspen Gorry is an assistant professor in the John E. Walker Department of Economics at Clemson University. Prior to joining Clemson, Professor Gorry was an assistant professor at University of California, Santa Cruz and Utah State University. He was also a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Gorry’s research focuses on macroeconomics, labor economics, and public economics. In particular, he studies the effect of policies such as taxes, retirement programs, and minimum wages on labor market outcomes. His research has been published in journals including American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Journal of Public Economics, Quantitative Economics, and Review of Economic Dynamics and his policy writing has appeared in Tax Notes, The Los Angeles Times, and Real Clear Markets. Dr. Gorry received his Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in both mathematics and economics from Arizona State University.

 Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, Public Economics.

 Research Publications

"Male Labor Supply and Generational Fiscal Policy," with Christian vom Lehn and Eric O'N. Fisher. Accepted at Review of Economic Dynamics, 2017

"The Response of Deferred Executive Compensation to Changes Tax Rates," with Kevin Hassett, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Aparna Mathur. Journal of Public Economics. 151, 2017, 28-40.

"A Note on the Nonlinear Effects of Minimum Wage Increases," with Jeremy Jackson. Contemporary Economic Policy, 35:1, 2017, 53-61.

"Experience and Worker Flows." Quantitative Economics. 7:1, 2016, 225-255.

"Time and State Dependence in an Ss Decision Experiment," with Jacopo Magnani and Ryan Oprea. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics. 8:1, 2016, 285-310.

"Minimum Wages and Youth Unemployment." European Economic Review. 64, 2013, 57-75.

"Optimal Taxation Over the Life Cycle," with Ezra Oberfield. Review of Economic Dynamics. 15:4, 2012, 551-572.