Edward Hearn is an economist with expertise in econometrics, labor and industrial policy, firm behavior, technology, and pricing strategy.
Dr. Hearn has worked both as an economist and data scientist at financial, banking, insurance, legal consulting, and non-profit organizations. His work has focused mainly on the impact of technological and workforce development on wages, pricing, and firm behavior within and across industries. In a recent project, he estimated price elasticities of demand for non-traditional insurance contracts and warranties.
In addition to his professional work, Dr. Hearn writes a bi-monthly blog at BuiltIn.com that explores topics at the convergence of technological progress, big data, and economic inference.
Dr. Hearn earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Georgia. He earned his M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Vanderbilt University.