Kelly Hyde

Kelly Hyde
Associate Economist


Ph.D. in economics, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus; M.A. in economics, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus; B.S. in economic analysis, Binghamton University; B.A. in mathematics, University at Buffalo; B.A. in rhetoric, Binghamton University


Kelly Hyde (he/him) is an Associate Economist at the RAND Corporation. He is an applied microeconomist specializing in quantitative analyses using a broad toolkit of methodologies, including econometrics, machine learning, geospatial analysis, and natural language processing. He has recently studied the determinants of Air Force officer career trajectories and development opportunities, gender and racial-ethnic diversity in the Army, the cost of dual-enrollment educational programs targeting underserved students, and the equity implications of municipal green stormwater infrastructure investment plans. Hyde received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Selected Publications

Osea Giuntella, Kelly Hyde, Silvia Saccardo, Sally Sadoff, "Lifestyle and mental health disruptions during COVID-19," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(9), 2021

Vincent Geloso, Kelly Hyde, Ilia Murtazashvili, "Pandemics, Economic Freedom, and Institutional Tradeoffs," European Journal of Law and Economics, 2021