Elizabeth Hastings Roer

Associate Economist
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in economics, UC San Diego; B.A. in economics, Boston University; M.A. in economics, Boston University


Liz Hastings Roer is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation. Her recent research focuses on defense acquisitions and the defense industrial base. She also has work in public and labor economics. Hastings Roer is a former active duty U.S. Air Force Officer.  She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Boston University and a Ph.D. from U.C. San Diego, all in economics.


  • An N95 respirator mask at a laboratory in Maplewood, Minnesota, March 4, 2020, photo by Nicholas Pfosi/Reuters


    A Mechanism to Reduce Medical Supply Shortfalls During Pandemics

    In this Perspective, the authors explore a mechanism to help the federal government or other responsible entities increase the flow of medical supplies to where they are most needed at any given point in time by discouraging resource-hoarding.

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