Katie Wilson

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


M. A. in economics, UCLA; B.A. in economics, Davidson College


Katie Wilson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She has an M.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in economics and international studies from Davidson College in North Carolina. As part of her undergraduate study, she spent a semester in Morocco. Since graduating, Wilson has worked on randomized control trials in Madagascar, India, and Kenya, with the Jameel Poverty Action Lab and Innovations for Poverty Action. She has also worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board and as a senior analyst at Econ One Research. Her interests include financial instruments, education, and labor and population in the developing world.

Research Focus

Honors & Awards

  • National Merit Scholar, National Merit Foundation
  • John M. Belk Scholar, Davidson College
  • Phi Beta Kappa