Avery Calkins

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Associate Economist
Washington Office


Ph.D. in economics, University of Michigan; M.A. in economics, University of Michigan; B.S. in economics, Carnegie Mellon University


Avery Calkins (she/her) is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation. She studies education, the labor market, and recruitment and retention in the U.S. military. She has also published work on the effectiveness of educational campaigns in reducing infectious disease.

Selected Publications

Karen Clay, Peter Juul Egedesø, Casper Worm Hansen, Peter Sandholt Jensen, Avery Calkins, "Controlling tuberculosis? Evidence from the first community-wide health experiment," Journal of Development Economics, 146, 2020