Patrick Gourley is an assistant professor of economics at the University of New Haven.
Originally from Naperville, Illinois, Prof. Gourley earned a bachelors in economics
and English from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Following graduation
he moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and taught English at Pannasastra University. After
serving as a research assistant in 2011 under the late Prof. Werner Baer in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, he began graduate school at the University of Colorado Boulder. In
2016 he was awarded a PhD in economics, with a dissertation titled "Three Essays in
Prof. Gourley's research examines the world around us, from how the 1999 Columbine
Shooting affected housing prices to the influence resource booms have on crime. Always
interested in pursuing engaging questions, his research cuts across traditional economic
subfields. In the classroom Professor Gourley has taught principles and intermediate
microeconomics and tries to link real world events with economic theory whenever possible.