Gurkan Ay

Gurkan Ay, DIrector

Gurkan Ay


Washington D.C.



Gurkan Ay is a Director in the Washington, DC office of Resolution Economics, LLC. He conducts economic and statistical analysis for labor and employment matters and financial fraud investigations. He has significant experience in employment discrimination class actions and proactive monitoring of pay equity. Gurkan’s experience also includes statistical analyses for housing discrimination cases and environmental justice matters. He helps clients with DEI&A reporting needs for public disclosure and ESG reporting purposes, and with the proactive analysis and compliance needs related to Algorithmic Bias and Artificial Intelligence based tools used in employment decisions. He has presented at seminars on topics including proactive pay equity analyses and class actions, internal investigations, bias audits related to New York City’s Automated Employment Decision Tools Law, and broader adverse impact analysis of automated decisions tools.

Gurkan has specialized expertise in complex data analytics and strategic solutions across diverse industries such as healthcare, FinTech, and telecommunications. He applies these skills in conducting robust business process analysis, providing due diligence services to enhance regulatory compliance, and designing economic models for high-stakes legal disputes.

Prior to joining Resolution Economics, Gurkan was a consultant at ERS Group and assisted clients from various industries (including retail, telecommunications, and manufacturing) within the context of class actions as well as single plaintiff cases at various phases of the legal process including class certification, settlement, and damage calculations. He worked on projects focusing on proactive analyses of race and gender in college acceptance decisions and employment decisions such as compensation, performance evaluation, promotion, and termination. Gurkan’s experience includes analysis of mutual fund market timing and late trading claims, financial damages projects, antitrust matters, and serving clients participating in the FCC’s spectrum auctions. Gurkan also analyzed collective bargaining contracts for local governments, prepared dynamic labor force simulation models to evaluate competing labor contract proposals and analyzed apportionment of investment income in state taxation of an automobile manufacturer while working as an economist for American Economics Group.

Gurkan has a Ph.D. in Labor Economics from the George Washington University and an M.S. in Finance from University of Wyoming, as well as a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. He taught at Georgetown University’s McCourt Public School of Public Policy.

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Ph.D. in Economics, George Washington University
M.S. in Finance, University of Wyoming
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical University