Henry Gomory

Graduate Prize Fellow
Wallace Hall, Room 107

Henry Gomory is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology and the Office of Population Research. His research interests include political economy and urban inequality, and his dissertation explores the changing composition of American landlords and the effects this is having on renters. His dissertation work uses large administrative datasets, including administrative tax records describing rental properties and corporate filings describing business officers and locations, to “pierce the corporate veil” and identify the true owners of rental properties. This work focuses on the metropolitan areas centered around Boston, Baltimore, Miami, and Houston, allowing a comparative analysis of landlord characteristics. In addition to publishing in academic journals, Henry aims to make this dataset available to the public, to more broadly disseminate information about landlords that may be of interest to tenant organizers and other public stakeholders. Before coming to Princeton, Henry earned his B.A. in Sociology, with a minor in Statistics, from Harvard University.