George-Levi Gayle

George-Levi Gayle

Chair and Professor of Economics
Member of the Master Program Management Committee
Member of the PhD Committee
NBER Research Associate: Labor Studies
John H. Biggs Distinguished Professorship in Economics
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
research interests:
  • Econometric Theory
  • Contract Theory
  • Labor Economics
  • Personnel Economics
  • Corporate Governance

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Department of Economics
    MSC 1208‐228‐308
    Washington University in St. Louis
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Professor Gayle's research investigates topics in the field of labor economics, broadly defined.

Gayle focuses on three main areas, namely, family and gender issues in labor, the effect of information friction on earnings and compensation and the estimation of semi-parametric models. His recent work investigates discrimination and gender gaps in labor market outcomes; the link between fertility, labor supply, parental time investment in children decisions and the intergenerational persistence in education and earnings; and estimation of dynamic general equilibrium models of labor markets with incomplete information.

Gayle received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Economics from the University of the West Indies-Mona in 1996 and 1998 respectively, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004.