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.