David Knapp

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Associate Economist
Washington Office


Ph.D. in economics, University of Michigan; M.A. in economics, University of Michigan; B.S. in economics, The Ohio State University; B.A. in political science, The Ohio State University

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David Knapp is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on recruitment, retention, and retirement related issues faced by workers, households, and employers.

Currently, he is co-leading studies on the effectiveness of social media and marketing events in Army recruiting, understanding differences in post-service earnings between veterans based on their eligibility for a military pension, the impact of near-retirement divorce on financial decisionmaking, and studying how the structure of public retirement benefits in South Korea affect a household's decision of how much to save and when to retire. His recent work includes evaluating how public sector teachers respond to changes in the structure of their compensation, as well as similar work on how the structure of compensation affect civil service retention in the Department of Defense. Knapp holds a B.A. and a B.S. from The Ohio State University, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.