Michael G. Mattock

Senior Economist
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.S. in economics, California Institute of Technology; B.A. in mathematics, Northwestern University

Overview

Michael Mattock is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. Much of his work focuses on helping government decisionmakers evaluate possible changes to military compensation, incentive pays, and retirement. He has helped decisionmakers at the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Qatar National Research Fund, the Qatar Supreme Council for Family Affairs, the Government of India Ministry of Defence, the Qatar Armed Forces, Qatar Petroleum, Kahramaa, and Qatar Foundation. Mattock received the RAND President's Choice Award in July 2009 for his work in Qatar on the formation of the Ministry of Social Affairs and reformation of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs. He holds an M.S. in economics from the California Institute of Technology.

Recent Projects

  • Supporting the implementation of the Qatar National Research Fund
  • Creating a design and an education and communication plan for bicycle paths in Doha, Qatar
  • Improving the appearance of Doha, Qatar through the design of electrical substations
  • An executive course in systems analysis for the Indian Ministry of Defence
  • Modeling the retention behavior of Air Force officers under the Aviator Continuation Pay program

Selected Publications

Beth J. Asch, Michael G. Mattock, James Hosek, Reforming Military Retirement: Analysis in Support of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, RAND Corporation (RR-1022-MCRMC), 2015

Michael G. Mattock, Beth J. Asch, James Hosek, Making the Reserve Retirement System Similar to the Active System: Retention and Cost Estimates, RAND Corporation (RR-530-A), 2014

Beth J. Asch, James Hosek, Michael G. Mattock, Toward Meaningful Military Compensation Reform: Research in Support of DoD's Review, RAND Corporation (RR-501-OSD), 2014

Publications