Avery Calkins

Avery Calkins

Economist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Avery Calkins is an economist at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is a labor economist with a focus on occupational choice related questions. Her RAND research covers various topics in the realm of military personnel management and policy, including but not limited to work on military recruiting and retention, compensation, talent management, sexual harassment and assault, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan, an MA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Education

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

Selected Work

  • Avery Calkins, Ariel J. Binder, Dana Shaat, Brenden Timpe, "When Sarah Meets Lawrence: The Effects of Coeducation on Women's College Major Choices," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 15(3), 2023
  • Lytell, Maria C., Michael L. Hansen, Avery Calkins, Matthew D. Baird, Nastassia Reed, Kristin J. Leuschner, and Clifford A. Grammich, Retention of Racial-Ethnic Minorities in the Regular Army, RAND Corporation (RR-A2011-1), 2023
  • Calkins, Avery, Michael G. Mattock, Beth J. Asch, Ryan A. Schwankhart, and Tara L. Terry, Army Aviation Special and Incentive Pay Policies to Promote Performance, Manage Talent, and Sustain Retention, RAND Corporation (RR-A2234-1), 2023
  • Schell, Terry L., Sarah O. Meadows, Avery Calkins, Matthew Cefalu, Linda Cottrell, and Rebecca L. Collins, Types of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Active-Duty Army, RAND Corporation (RR-A1385-3), 2023
  • Calkins, Avery, Tiffany Berglund, David Schulker, and Louis T. Mariano, Benchmarking Demographic Diversity in Air Force Functional Areas Against Near-Equivalent Civilians: The Air Force Occupational Diversity Benchmarking Workbooks, RAND Corporation (RR-A988-3), 2023
  • Calkins, Avery, Matthew Cefalu, Terry L. Schell, Linda Cottrell, Sarah O. Meadows, and Rebecca L. Collins, Sexual Assault Experiences in the Active-Component Army: Variation by Year, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Installation Risk Level, RAND Corporation (RR-A1385-2), 2022
  • Calkins, Avery, Beth J. Asch, What Happened to Military Recruiting and Retention of Enlisted Personnel in 2020 During the COVID-19 Pandemic?RAND Corporation (RR-A1092-1), 2022
  • Calkins, Avery, Matthew Cefalu, Terry L. Schell, Linda Cottrell, Sarah O. Meadows, and Rebecca L. Collins, Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Active-Component Army: Variation in Most Serious Event Characteristics by Gender and Installation Risk, RAND Corporation (RR-A1385-1), 2021

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