Kathryn Connor

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Policy Researcher
Pittsburgh Office


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

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Kathryn Connor is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She has worked in the RAND Arroyo Center, the RAND National Defense Research Institute, and RAND Health on topics ranging from logistics to personnel readiness. Her research has included the development of cost models for analyzing cost effectiveness, informing cost policy, improving property accountability metrics, assessing operations and sustainment of weapon systems, estimating technology development costs, and understanding the cost implications of applying robotics.

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

  • Motor Vehicle Interventions
  • Biometric Systems
  • Lead Time Analysis
  • Operational Support Airlift
  • Undersea Insertion

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper - Life Cycle Cost Track, ICEAA