Home     Research     Publications     Teaching     Links     ABOUT Wayne Gray     Contact Wayne Gray
I'm a professor of economics at Clark University. I have taught at Clark since 1984, when I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University. I am a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in their programs in Productivity, Labor Studies, and Environmental Economics. I am also the Research Coordinator for the Census Bureau's Boston Research Data Center.

My research has concentrated on the effects and effectiveness of government regulation, especially OSHA and EPA regulation of workplace and environmental hazards. I have examined the impact of OSHA inspections on workplace injuries, the interactions between enforcement and compliance decisions in the steel industry, and the impact of EPA regulations on productivity and investment decisions at the plant level. For the past several years I have been studying the impact of environmental regulation on the paper industry: incorporating the benefits of pollution abatement into productivity calculations, testing the impact of technology change on emissions and productivity, examining the effects of corporate restructuring on management of workplace and environmental risk, and quantifying the determinants of regulatory compliance. I have also been examining changes in the effectiveness of OSHA enforcement in manufacturing industries, and differences across plants in the impacts of OSHA activity. These research projects have been funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health.

For more information, please see my CV.