Kathryn Connor

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Adjunct Policy Researcher
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M.P.P., University of Chicago; B.A. in economics, Baylor University

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Kathryn Connor is an adjunct policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She has worked in the RAND Arroyo Center, the RAND National Defense Research Institute, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center and RAND Health on topics ranging from logistics to personnel readiness. Her research has included the development of cost models for analyzing cost effectiveness, improving organizational design, informing cost policy, understanding sustainability of health initiatives, developing and improving metrics, assessing operations and sustainment of weapon systems, and and estimating technology development costs.

Prior to RAND, Connor was the director of the Greater Oakland Keystone Innovation Zone where she supported technology-based economic development. Previously, she was a research fellow at LMI. She is a certified cost estimator/analyst with the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association. She earned her B.A. in economics and international studies from Baylor University and her M.P.P. with a focus on economic analysis and defense from the University of Chicago.

Recent Projects

  • Policy for COTS Small Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Aerial Reconnaissance and Surveillance
  • Integrating Physical Care into Behaviorial Health Centers
  • Force Structure for Air Traffic Control
  • Cost Recovery Structure for USTRANSCOM

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper - Life Cycle Cost Track, ICEAA