Ellen M. Pint

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Senior Economist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D., Graduate School of Business, Stanford University


Ellen M. Pint is a senior economist at RAND. She is currently working on studies examining the effects of the Army's deployment tempo on soldiers' and their families' needs for support services, Army National Guard sourcing of non-standard stability operations capabilities, and the Army's ability to track equipment procurement from funding to delivery to units. Other recent work includes an assessment of the Army Reserve's Employer Partnership Initiative; an analysis of the full-time support personnel needed by Army Reserve units as they move through the deployment cycle; and an evaluation of Army reserve component personnel readiness issues. Pint has also conducted research for the U.S. Army on infrastructure issues, the effects of equipment age on maintenance costs, logistics financial management policies, and outsourcing and privatization of support functions. Pint received a Ph.D. in Business (Economic Analysis and Policy) from Stanford University in 1989.

Recent Projects

  • Installation Infrastructure and Services in Support of ARFORGEN
  • Army National Guard Sourcing of Future Requirements for Stability Operations Capabilities
  • Improving Army Equipment Transparency from Funding to Delivery
  • Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative Analysis of Alternatives

Selected Publications

Bruce Orvis, Nelson Lim, Ellen Pint "Army Reserve Component Accessions and Losses," in John Winkler and Barbara Bicksler, eds., The New Guard and Reserve, Falcon Books, 2009

Ellen M. Pint, et al., Ensuring That Army Infrastructure Meets Strategic Needs, RAND Corporation (DB-547-A), 2008

Ellen M. Pint, Lisa Colabella, Justin Adams, Sally Sleeper, Improving Recapitalization Planning: Toward a Fleet Management Model for the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, RAND Corporation (TR-464-A), 2008

Ellen Pint, William M. Hix and Bruce J. Held, Lessons from the North: Canada's Privatization of Military Ammunition Production, RAND Corporation (MG-169-OSD), 2004

Ellen Pint, W. Michael Hix, John Bondanella, Bruce Held, Michael Hynes, David Johnson, Art Pregler, Mike Stollenwerk, and Jerry Sollinger, Rethinking Governance of the Army's Arsenals and Ammunition Plants, RAND Corporation (MR-1651-A), 2003

Honors & Awards

  • Medal for Exceptional Public Service, 2008, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Board of Directors, 2007-2010, Western Economic Association International
  • Rhodes Scholarship, 1982-84, Rhodes Trust