About Eric


Eric Ohrn is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Grinnell College. His research focuses on corporate taxation and its effects on US business activity. In particular, Professor Ohrn has studied the impacts of policies such as Bonus Depreciation, the "Bush Tax Cuts", and the Domestic Production Activities Deduction on corporate investment, financial reporting, and merger behavior. Ohrn's research has been published in American Economics Review: Insights, American Economic Journal: Policy, and the Journal of Public Economics. Ohrn has won grants from the Russell Sage Foundation and the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and in 2019 was awarded an Early Career Research Grant from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Ohrn received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2014. In his free time, Professor Ohrn enjoys wilderness activities, watching and playing tennis, and expanding his culinary repertoire.

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