Yael Katz

Quantitative Analyst
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.A. in economics, University of Chicago; B.A. in economics, UC Irvine

Overview

Yael Katz (she/her) is a quantitative analyst at the RAND Corporation. Katz is an IES WWC certified reviewer. Katz has experience working across multiple disciplines at RAND, such as education, aging, healthcare, and labor. Prior to grad school, she worked for a public finance consulting firm that specialized in using California's Proposition 13 to create special tax districts. Katz also worked at CBRE as a researcher and as a private research assistant for an NBER Postdoctoral Fellow. Prior to joining RAND, she completed her master’s in economics at the University of Chicago, where she wrote her graduate thesis on the effects of food insecurity on educational outcomes. Katz received her B.A. in economics from UC Irvine where she wrote her honors thesis on how Proposition 13 affected California K-12 education financing.

Commentary

  • Children pick up lunch at the Olympic Hills Elementary School, after schools were closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, in Seattle, Washington, March 17, 2020, photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters

    Food Access: Challenges and Solutions Brought on by COVID-19

    For the 14.3 million American households already experiencing food insecurity before the pandemic, shutdowns and restrictions have created new layers of hardship. Tremendous efforts are already underway to help. But the weeks to come will surely demand more creative solutions from the public and private sectors.

    Mar 31, 2020 The RAND Blog

Publications