David Gray, PhD
Full Professor, Faculty Of Social Sciences, Department Of Economics
University of Ottawa
David Gray was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He received his BA at Kalamazoo College in the state of Michigan, and received his PhD in economics at the University of Michigan in 1990. Shortly thereafter, he joined the economics department at the University of Ottawa. His research interests are in the areas of labour market policy – particularly unemployment insurance and programs for displaced workers – and earnings mobility and inequality. He has worked on research projects for Employment and Social Development Canada continuously over the past 15 years as well as the for Social Research and Demonstration Corporation. His teaching activities include the standard introductory courses, probability and statistics, econometrics, and labour economics. He is the author of the study guide for the dominant undergraduate labour economics textbook in Canada.
In 2010 he was nominated as a finalist for TVOntario’s best Lecturer Competition – the first economist and the first University of Ottawa Professor to attain that status. Although he did not win the grand prize, he went on to win the best teacher award at the faculty of Social Sciences.