Jay Corrigan joined Kenyon's Department of Economics in 2002 after completing his Ph.D. at Iowa State University. His research focuses on the value people place on new products. Corrigan has estimated the premium American shoppers are willing to pay for "Fair Trade Certified" products, the value Filipino consumers place on genetically modified "golden rice," and the impact graphic warning labels have on smokers' demand for cigarettes. Corrigan's research on the value of Facebook was named in the Washington Post as one of the ten best works on political economy of 2018.  

Corrigan is a winner of Kenyon's Trustee Teaching Excellence Award, and the Princeton Review named him one of America's best college professors.

Areas of Expertise

Experimental and behavioral economics, agricultural economics, environmental and resource economics.


2002 — Doctor of Philosophy from Iowa State University

1997 — Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College

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