Gordon Elnager

Gordon Elnager

Pomona College, Class of 2024

Major: Math and Economics

Gordon Elnager is a senior at Pomona College studying Math and Economics. He is passionate about econometrics, development economics, and game theory, and has a fledgling interest in health care economics. As a scholar in the Get Experience in Aging Research Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) at Penn, he also had the unique opportunity to complete the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) Program during the inaugural summer of GEAR UP.

Elnager worked with Professor Hans-Peter Kohler studying aging in Malawi. He intends on pursuing a PhD in Economics, with an area of specialty in the aforementioned areas. Part of what drives him to get a PhD in economics is the pursuit of understanding how the world actually works: to him, it’s more than a discipline- it’s a “dynamic toolbox to model human behavior.”

He hopes to explore the socioeconomic factors behind aging, taking a multi-disciplinary, yet heavily axiomatic, approach to this endeavor. In his free time, he enjoys reading Hayashi’s Econometrics textbook as well as playing video games, and applying what he learns in game theory to the games he plays. He also has a dog named Gauss, named after the Gauss-Markov theorem in econometrics.