John H. Biggs Distinguished Professor of Economics
George-Levi Gayle is the John H. Biggs Distinguished Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Economics. His research investigates topics in the field of labor economics, broadly defined. He 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, and the intergenerational persistence in education and earnings; and the 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.