Marina Gorsuch

Assistant Professor


Marina Gorsuch is an applied microeconomist whose research focuses on social inequalities, particularly discrimination in the labor market. She has published her research in economics, data methodology, and public health journals.

Marina received her PhD in Public Policy from Duke University. Prior to joining St. Catherine University, she worked on data infrastructure for IPUMS at the University of Minnesota. In this role, she created variables that make it easier for researchers to study diverse family types.


PhD in Public Policy
Duke University, 2015

MS in Economics
Tufts University, 2010

BA in Economics
Earlham College, 2008

Competitive Grants

  • APDC Faculty Research and Scholarly Activities Grant, 2018
  • Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Grant, 2017
  • Proposal Development Mentorship Grant, Minnesota Population Center, 2016

Awards and Honors

  • Nominated for St. Catherine University Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award, 2018
  • Aleane Webb Dissertation Research Fellowship, Duke University, 2014
  • Poster Award, Population Association of America, 2013
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University, 2013, 2014
  • Conference Travel Grant, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences Travel Award, Gerontological Society of America, 2012

Gorsuch, Marina Mileo “Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Behavioral Norms in the Labor Market” forthcoming in Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Gorsuch, Marina Mileo and Kari William “Development of new family interrelationship variables for US IPUMS data projects” Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, 2017, 42(2): 123-149.

Gorsuch, Marina Mileo “Decomposing the Increase in Men’s Time on Childcare during the Great Recession” Review of Economics of the Household, 2016, 14(1): 53-82.

Gorsuch, Marina Mileo, Seth Sanders, and Bei Wu “Tooth Loss in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta Relative to Other Regions in the United States, 1999-2010” American Journal of Public Health, 2014, 105(2): e85-e91.

Invited Seminars

2018: Department of Applied Economics University of Minnesota; Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
2017: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Center for Indian Country Development

Conference Presentations

2018: American Economic Association
2017: Association of Public Policy and Management, Population Association of America
2016: Association of Public Policy and Management, Population Association of America
2015: Population Association of America Annual Meeting
2014: Population Association of America Annual Meeting
2013: Population Association of America Annual Meeting
2012: Symposium for Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting
2008: Midwest Economic Association Annual Conference