Ellen M. Pint

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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 25 years of experience in defense economics issues. She is currently working on studies evaluating home station mobilization options for the Army's reserve components; analyzing the costs of the Transportation Security Administration's security threat assessment programs; and examining the Army's allocation of installation facility sustainment funding. Other recent work includes the effects of changes in training requirements on retention of Army Reserve soldiers; approaches for Army installations to reduce their utility bills; and determining the capacity of Marine Corps intermediate ground supply units. 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 Home Station Mobilization Options
  • Fee Analysis for TSA Vetting Programs, Phase II
  • IMCOM Installation Facility Sustainment Improvement
  • Breaking Point: The Effect of Operationalizing the Army Reserve on Drilling Reservists
  • Analysis of Ground Supply Intermediate Capacity

Selected Publications

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

James Powers, Guy Weichenberg, Abby Doll, Thomas Goughnour, Thomas Light, Mark Lorell, Ellen Pint, Soumen Saha, Fred Timson, Thomas Whitmore, Robert Guffey, F-35 Block Buy: An Assessment of Potential Savings, RAND Corporation (RR-2063-AF), 2018

Ellen M. Pint, Beth E. Lachman, Jeremy M. Eckhause, Steven Deane-Shinbrot, Army Installation Rail Operations: Implications of Increased Outsourcing, RAND Corporation (RR-2009-A), 2017

Ellen M. Pint, Christopher M. Schnaubelt, Stephen Dalzell, Jaime L. Hastings, Penelope Speed, Michael G. Shanley, Review of Army Total Force Policy Implementation, RAND Corporation (RR-1958-A), 2017

Jeffrey Wenger, Ellen M. Pint, Tepring Piquado, Michael Shanley, Trinidad Beleche, Melissa Bradley, Jonathan Welch, Laura Werber, Cate Yoon, Eric Duckworth, Nicole Curtis, Helping Soldiers Leverage Army Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities in Civilian Jobs, Rand Corporation (RR-1719-A), 2017

Ellen M. Pint, Matthew W. Lewis, Thomas F. Lippiatt, Philip Hall-Partyka, Jonathan P. Wong, Tony Puharic, Active Component Responsibility in Reserve Component Pre- and Postmobilization Training, RAND Corporation (RR-738-A), 2015

Edward G. Keating, Ellen M. Pint, Christina Panis, Michael H. Powell, Sarah H. Bana, Defense Working Capital Fund Pricing in the Defense Finance and Accounting Service: A Useful, but Limited, Tool, RAND Corporation (RR-866-OSD), 2015

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