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Caitlin Gorback

Assistant Professor

Department:     Finance

Research Areas:     Economics

Caitlin Gorback is an applied microeconomist and assistant professor of finance at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Her research interests center around urban economics, with active projects in housing and real estate, transportation, and environmental economics.

Gorback earned a doctorate in applied economics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2020, and she was a postdoctoral researcher at the National Bureau of Economic Research during 2020-2022 with the Economics of Transportation in the 21st Century initiative. Gorback received a B.S. in economics from Duke University and worked as a research assistant in the capital markets function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Edward L. Glaeser, Caitlin Gorback, and Stephen J. Redding. Jan 2022. JUE Insight: How Much Does COVID-19 Increase With Mobility? Evidence From New York and Four Other U.S. cities. Journal of Urban Economics, 127: 103292.

How Regressive Are Mobility-Related User Fees and Gasoline Taxes? (with Ed Glaeser and Jim Poterba), NBER Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 37, Forthcoming.