Eric Ohrn

Nonresident Senior Fellow – Economic Studies, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center

Eric Ohrn is an Associate 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, merger behavior, and worker outcomes. 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. In 2019, he was awarded an Early Career Research Grant from the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. During the 2021-2022 academic year, Ohrn was a Visiting Scholar at the Opportunity for Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. 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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