Kelly Hyde

Kelly Hyde
Associate Economist
Pittsburgh Office


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 applied microeconomist specializing in the intersections of environmental, health, and behavioral economics. He has studied biased responses to group-disaggregated information about health risks, the distributional impacts of water pollution in the United States, the influence of potable water availability on the heat-mortality curve, and lifestyle disruptions and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has also conducted interdisciplinary research relating public policy institutions to health and economic outcomes. Hyde received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2022. Prior to his graduate studies, he received a B.S. in economic analysis and a B.A. in English rhetoric from Binghamton University in 2015, and a B.A. in mathematics from the University at Buffalo - State University of New York in 2016.

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