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Devon Gorry

Devon Gorry

Associate 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
  • Economic Analytics
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Game Theory and Industrial Organization


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

Research Interests

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

Research Publications

  • "The Effect of Retirement on Health Behaviors." Health Economics, 2023. (with Sita Slavov)
  • "Consequences of Teenage Childbearing on Child Outcomes in the United States." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 42(1): 225-254, 2023.
  • "Does the Actuarial Adjustment for Pension Delay Affect Retirement and Claiming Decisions?" Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 2022. (with Kyung Min Lee and Sita Slavov)
  • "Consequences of Teenage Childbearing on Child Health." Economics & Human Biology, 42, 2021. (with Shubhashrita Basu)
  • "The Effect of Retirement on Health Biomarkers." Economics & Human Biology, 40, 2021 (with Sita Slavov)
  • "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, 2020 (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)
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