Faculty Biography

Professor Gray

Wayne Gray

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

Office: Jonas Clark Hall room 223
Phone: (508) 793-7693
Email: wgray@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Gray received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1977, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in 1979 and 1984, respectively, from Harvard University. He has been at Clark since 1984.

Dr. Gray is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Executive Director of the Boston Research Data Center of the United States Census Bureau. He is also affiliated with Clark's Marsh Institute.

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Gray's research focuses on the consequences of environmental regulation for productivity and risk management.

Selected Publications

Wayne Gray and Ronald Shadbegian, "Economics of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement", Oxford Encyclopoedia of Environmental Economicshttps://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.444, 2021.  

John Mendeloff, Wayne Gray, Phillip Armour, and Frank Neuhauser, "The Re-Occurence of Violations in Occupational Safety and Health Administration Inspections", Regulation and Governance, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12315.

Wayne Gray, Joshua Linn, and Richard D. Morgenstern, "The Imacts of Lower Natural Gas Prices on Jobs in the US Manufacturing Sector", Energy Journal, September 2019, 40(5): 169-193.

Wayne Gray and Gilbert Metcalf, "Carbon Tax Competitiveness Concerns: Assessing a Best Practices Carbon Credit", National Tax Journal, June 2017, 70(2) 447-468.

Wayne Gray, "Environmental Regulations and Business Decisions", IZA World of Labor, September 2015, http://wol.iza.org/articles/environmental-regulations-and-business-decisions.

Anna Belova, Wayne B. Gray, Joshua Linn, Richard D. Morgenstern, and William Pizer, "Estimating the Job Impacts of Environmental Regulation", Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, Summer 2015, pp 325-340.

Wayne Gray and Ronald Shadbegian, Chunbei Want, Merve Meral, "Do EPA Regulations Affect Labor Demand?  Evidence from the Pulp and Paper Industry", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 68(2014), pp. 188-202.

Wayne Gray and Ronald Shadbegian, "Do the Job Effects of Regulation Differ with the Competitive Environment?" in Jobs and Regulation, edited by Cary Coglianese, Adam Finkel and Chris Carrigan, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.

Amelia Haviland, Rachel Burns, Wayne Gray, Teague Ruder, and John Mendeloff, "A New Estimate of the Impact of OSHA Inspections on Manufacturing Injury Rates, 1998-2005, " American Journal of Industrial Medicine, November 2012, pp.964-975.

Ronald Shadbegian and Wayne Gray, "Spatial Patterns in Regulatory Enforcement:  Local Tests of Environmental Justice" in Political Economy of Environmental Justice, H. Spencer Banzhaf, ed., Stanford University Press, 2012.

Wayne Gray, Ronald Shadbegian, and Ann Wolverton, "Environmental Justice: Do Poor and Minority Populations Face More Hazards?" in Oxford Handbook of the Economics of Poverty, Philip N. Jefferson, ed., Oxford University Press, 2012.

Wayne Gray and Jay Shimshack, "The Effectiveness of Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement: A Review of the Empirical Evidence", Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2011, pp. 3-24.

Amelia Haviland, Rachel Burns, Wayne Gray, Teague Ruder, and John Mendeloff, "What Kinds of Injuries do OSHA Inspections Prevent?", Journal of Safety Research, 2010, pp. 48-70.