Ellen M. Pint

Ellen M. Pint
Senior Economist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in economic analysis and policy, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University


Ellen M. Pint is a senior economist at RAND with over 30 years of experience in defense economics issues. Her recent work includes analyzing alternative strategies for improving Army barracks, examining Army installation capabilities and capacity to support mobilization and deployment; evaluating alternative price and credit policies for depot-level reparables; assessing the U.S. defense industrial base for autonomous unmanned systems; and analyzing the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' fee structure. Pint has also conducted research on Army reserve component training and personnel readiness, recruiting and retention; industrial base and infrastructure issues, the effects of equipment age on maintenance costs, logistics budgeting and financial management policies, and outsourcing and privatization of support functions. Pint received a Ph.D. in Business (Economic Analysis and Policy) from Stanford University in 1989.

Recent Projects

  • Evaluation of Alternative Strategies for Army Installation Unaccompanied Housing
  • Setting Standard (Non-Creditable) and Born-On Pricing for Reparables
  • Evaluating Installation Deployment Readiness and Capacity
  • Assessing the Autonomous Unmanned Systems Industrial Base
  • Electronic Filing and Processing Efficiency Gains

Selected Publications

Bond, Craig A., Ellen M. Pint, Stephan B. Seabrook, and Christina Panis, Soldier Preferences and Retention Effects of Changes in Army Reserve Training Requirements: An Exploration of Revealed and Stated Behavior, RAND Corporation (RR-A750-1), 2021

Vasseur, Michael, Ellen M. Pint, Laura H. Baldwin, Maria McCollester, Max Steiner, Liam Regan, and Liam McLane, Independent Evaluation of the Transportation Working Capital Fund: Assessment and Recommendations to Improve Effectiveness and Efficiency, RAND Corporation (RR-A886-1), 2021

Vasseur, Michael, Ellen M. Pint, Laura H. Baldwin, Max Steiner, Liam Regan, and Liam McLane, Implementing Variable Cost Pricing in the Transportation Working Capital Fund, RAND Corporation (RR-A886-2), 2021

Pint, Ellen M., Beth E. Lachman, Katherine Anania, and Connor P. Jackson, Improving the Allocation and Execution of Army Facility Sustainment Funding, RAND Corporation (RR-3240-A), 2020

Lachman, Beth E., Ellen M. Pint, Aimee E. Curtright, and Cole Sutera, Alternatives for Reducing Army Installation Utility Bills While Enhancing Installation Readiness, RAND Corporation (RR-2773-1-A), 2020

Warren, Drake, Heather Krull, Jennifer Lamping Lewis, Aisha Najera Chesler, Ellen M. Pint, and J. Michael Gilmore, Assessment of Alternative Funding Models for Activities in RDECOM (Now CCDC) and ATEC, RAND Corporation (RR-2818-A), 2020

Fleming, Joslyn, Ellen M. Pint, Jessica Duke, Simon Veronneau, Austin Lewis, and Jordan R. Reimer, Right-Sizing Marine Corps Intermediate Supply Units: A Staffing Model and Proposed Process Improvements, RAND Corporation (RR-2908-USMC), 2019

Pint, Ellen M., Joslyn Fleming, Gene Germanovich, and Luke Muggy, Addressing Ballistic Glass Delamination in the Marine Corps Tactical Vehicle Fleet: Implications for Resourcing and Readiness, RAND Corporation (RR-2285-USMC), 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Medal for Exceptional Public Service, 2008, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Board of Directors, 2007-2010, Western Economic Association International
  • Rhodes Scholarship, 1982-84, Rhodes Trust