Ashley N. Muchow

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


B.B.A. in economics and finance, Loyola University Chicago


Ashley Muchow is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. Her work at RAND focuses on examining the relationship between education and social welfare policy and labor market outcomes. She graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with a dual degree in economics and finance. Her honors project evaluated the labor theory and econometric methodology of two focal studies assessing the native wage impact of U.S. immigration. As a senior research analyst at The Lewin Group, she applied statistical, econometric, and qualitative methods to analyze the healthcare labor market, evaluate public health response systems, and measure Medicaid payment accuracy. Prior to this, Muchow worked as a policy analyst with the Illinois Policy Institute, focusing on public finance and education reform in the City of Chicago and Illinois. Her research interests include social welfare policy, labor market outcomes, and healthcare quality and access.

Recent Projects

  • Development and Dissemination of Shadow Prices for Use in Cost-Benefit Studies of Social Programs
  • Impact of Health Reform on Purchased Care Access
  • A Study to Measure the Economic Impact of Achievement Gaps in Pennsylvania's Public Schools

Selected Publications

Wenya Yang, James H. Williams, Paul F. Hogan, Suanna S. Bruinooge, Gladys I. Rodriguez,, Michael P. Kosty, Dean F. Bajorin, Amy Hanley, Ashley Muchow, Naya McMillan, and Michael Goldstein, "Projected Supply of and Demand for Oncologists and Radiation Oncologists Through 2025: An Aging, Better-Insured Population Will Result in Shortage," Journal of Oncology Practice, 10(1):39-45, 2014

Roderick S. Hooker and Ashley Muchow, "Supply of physician assistants: 2013-2026," Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 27(3):39-45, 2014

Roderick S. Hooker and Ashley Muchow, "The 2013 census of licensed physician assistants," Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:, 27(7):35-39, 2014