Faculty Biography

Edouard Wemy

Edouard Wemy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Jonas Clark Hall room 224
Phone: (508) 793-7281
Email: ewemy@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vita

Dr. Wemy is originally from Burkina Faso.  He received his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics at Ohio Dominican University, and his Ph.D. in Economics in 2015 from Emory University.

Dr. Wemy is an active member of the American Economics Association and a fellow of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) - an NSF funded program aimed at increasing the representation of minorities in the economics field.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Wemy's research interests are in macroeconomics and time series with applications in business cycles and total factor productivity and the emphasis on the importance of technological progress embodied in capital equipment.  He teaches macroeconomics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


 "Capital-Labor Substituition Elasticity:  A Simulated Method of Moments Approach", 2021, Economic Modelling 97, 14-44.

"The Labor Income Share and the Relative Price of Investment in the US:  An Empirical Investigation." 2019. Applied Economics 51(43), 4711-4725.

 "Investment-Specific Technology Changes:  The Source of Anticipated TFP Fluctuations."  with Chen Kaiji. 2015. European Economic Review 80, 230-252.


Working Papers

"Neutral and Investment-Specific Technological Changes:  An Unobserved Components Approach," with Joshua Chan.

"Where is it Heading?  Forecasting the Labor Share Using an Unobserved Component Model," with Irina Panovska.

"Trends in Technology and Business Cycle Fluctuations," with Joshua Chan.


Work in Progress

"Labor Share Dynamics and the Elasticity of Substitution:  Costs of Adjustment  - the Missing Link"

"Common and Idiosyncratic Factors of the Global Labor Share"