Professor Jerry Gray joined Willamette University in 1990. He earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Utah, specializing in labor economics and political economy. He has served as the Chair of the Economics Department and Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and was honored as the 2005 CASE Oregon Professor of the Year. Before coming to Willamette, he taught at the University of Utah and the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.
Course topics taught include labor economics, macroeconomics, economic inequality, history of economic thought, economics of health care, and statistics. His research interests include institutional labor market theory, income inequality, and political economy.
Working Projects & Papers
"Intermediate Macro Textbooks and the Economic Crisis of 2008-09" (Submitted for publication Sept. 2009)
"Focus of the Fed: Evidence from the FOMC Transcripts" (Expected submission Oct./Nov. 2009)
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Sivers Boyce, N., J. Gray, C. Whiting, D. Negri, L. Taylor, R. Mascarenhas, T. Knight, and Y. Liang. “Curricular Reform at Willamette University.” International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education 8.02 (2017): 156-183.
Gray, J and Miller, J. Michael (2011) "Intermediate Macro Texts and the Economic Crisis of 2008-09," International Review of Economic Education, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2001, 133-147.
Sivers-Boyce, N., Hibbard, T. and Gray, J. (2005). "Workforce Quality Goals and the Implications for Education: The Oregon Experience." Education Policy Analysis Archives, Vol. 13, No. 20.
Gray, J. and Chapman, R. (2004). "The Significance of Segmentation for Institutional Theory and Public Policy." The Institutionalist Tradition in Labor Economics Knoedler, J. and
Champlin, D. eds., M.E. Sharpe.
Gray, J. and Chapman, R. (1999) "Conflicting Signals: The Labor Market for College-Educated Workers." Journal of Economic Issues, Volume 33. No. 3, 51-62.