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Devon Gorry

Assistant Professor

Office: 320K Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall
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 Educational Background

Ph.D. Economics
University of Chicago 2012

M.A. Economics
University of Chicago 2006

B.A. Economics
Dartmouth College 2003

 Courses Taught

Health Economics
Advanced Econometrics
Principles of Microeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Game Theory and Industrial Organization


Devon Gorry is an assistant professor of economics in the John E. Walker Department of Economics. Devon is an applied microeconomist who studies issues related to education, health, and labor economics. In particular, she has studied the effect of influenza vaccines on health outcomes, what factors influence educational outcomes, and the effect of retirement on health and happiness.

 Research Interests

Applied microeconomics in areas of Health, Education, and Labor.

 Research Publications

"The Effect of Influenza Vaccination for the Elderly on Hospitalization and Mortality: An Observational Study With a Regression Discontinuity Design." Annals of Internal Medicine, 172(7): 445-452. (with Michael Anderson and Carlos Dobkin)

"Heterogeneous Consequences of Teenage Childbearing." Demography, 56: 2147-2168, 2019.

"Learning and Life Cycle Patterns of Occupational Transitions." International Economic Review, 60(2): 905-937, 2019. (with Aspen Gorry and Nicholas Trachter)

"Social Security and Savings: An Update." Public Finance Review, 47(2): 312-348, 2019. (with Sita Slavov, Aspen Gorry, and Frank Caliendo)

"Does Retirement Improve Health and Life Satisfaction?" Health Economics, 27(12): 2067-2086, 2018. (with Aspen Gorry and Sita Slavov)

"The Impact of Grade Ceilings on Student Grades and Course Evaluations: Evidence from a Policy Change." Economics of Education Review, 56: 133-140, 2017.

"The Influence of Height on Academic Outcomes." Economics of Education Review, 56: 1-8, 2017.

"Regulation and the Cost of Child Care." Applied Economics, 48(49): 4138-47, 2017. (with Diana W. Thomas)

"Heterogeneous Effects of Sports Participation on Education and Labor Market Outcomes." Education Economics, 24(6): 622-638, 2016.

"Numerical Simulations of Competition in Quantities." International Review of Economics Education, 18: 49-61. (with John Gilbert)