Diana Gehlhaus Carew

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.A. in applied economics, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in mathematics and economics, Bucknell University

Overview

Diana G. Carew is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. She has an M.A. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Bucknell University.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was an economist and director of the Young American Prosperity Project at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. She worked on issues related to innovation and growth in the U.S., including technology policy, regulatory reform, infrastructure, and private investment. She also led the institute's work on the economic obstacles affecting young Americans, such as youth employment, student debt, and higher education reform.

She previously worked for the Export-Import Bank, developing a methodology to quantify the number of jobs supported by its financing. She also worked for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, where she was a contributing author of the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Her research interests include labor markets, education reform, postsecondary education programs, infrastructure, public-sector governance, the Internet, and science, technology, and innovation policy.

Commentary

  • Female IT professional checking on network servers using a laptop

    To Increase Diversity in Tech, We Need to Rethink What 'Tech' Is

    Rethinking what defines today's tech jobs, along with greater investment in public-private partnerships, could go a long way toward bridging the diversity gap.

    Nov 17, 2016 The Hill

  • Young people waiting for a job interview

    Young Workers Without College Degrees Face Uncomfortable Truths

    Young Americans without a college education suffer from high unemployment, low earnings, and delayed adulthood with a limited ability to buy a home. To help them, policymakers need to remind themselves that workforce training and labor policy must focus on the technology-driven jobs of tomorrow.

    Jun 23, 2016 The Hill

  • Jar with "college" label and money

    Reframing the 'Free College' Debate

    Framing the future of college as a debate about whether it should be free is a lost opportunity to discuss what's really wrong with higher education in America—and a missed chance to help young Americans regain lost competitiveness in the workforce.

    Apr 14, 2016 The Hill

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