Avery Calkins

Avery Calkins
Associate Economist
Washington Office

Education

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

Overview

Avery Calkins is an associate economist at RAND. Her main research interests are labor economics and military personnel policy, with a particular focus on occupational choice and gender. Calkins is currently leading two RAND projects on military recruiting and has contributed to RAND projects on military 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.

Selected Publications

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, 2022 (forthcoming)

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

Mattock, Michael G., Beth J. Asch, Avery Calkins, and Daniel Schwam, Civilian Cyber Workers in the U.S. Department of Defense: Demographics, Retention, and Responsiveness to Training Opportunities, RAND Corporation (RR-A730-3), 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

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

Publications