Gautam Gowrisankaran's research focuses on industrial organization, health economics, energy and environmental economics, and applied econometrics. His recent research has examined the dynamics of pricing for durable goods industries, the equilibrium costs of intermittency for renewable energy, the impact of hospital mergers on bargaining leverage with managed care organizations, and other topics.
In addition to his position at University of Arizona's Eller College of Management, Gowrisankaran is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliated professor at l'Institut d'économie appliquée, HEC Montréal. Previously, he served as research associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, an assistant professor of economics John M. Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis, a consultant at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and an assistant professor of economics at University of Minnesota. Gowrisankaran has received a number of National Science Foundation grants, provided testimony as an expert witness, and served as a consultant for a number of office and organizations, most notably the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
Gowrisankaran has a PhD in economics from Yale University. He received an undergraduate education from Swarthmore College.