Ellen M. Pint

Senior Economist
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D., 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 examining the effects of changes in training requirements on retention of Army Reserve soldiers; approaches for Army installations to reduce their utility bills; and the impacts of ballistic glass delamination in Marine Corps vehicles on operational budgets and risks. Other recent work includes a review of Army Total Force Policy implementation, an evaluation of options for increased outsourcing of Army installation rail operations, and development of improved crosswalks between military and civilian occupations for Army soldiers leaving active duty. Pint has also conducted research on reserve component 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

  • Breaking Point: The Effect of Operationalizing the Army Reserve on Drilling Reservists
  • Reducing the Cost of Installation Utilities Investments
  • Ballistic Glass Replacement Analysis
  • Review of Army Total Force Policy Implementation
  • Army Rail and Public-Private Partnerships

Selected Publications

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

Lisa Pelled Colabella, Aimee Bower, Lionel A. Galway, Ellen M. Pint, Jason Eng, Measuring the Value of Renewal: Age, Operational Tempo, Deployment, and Reset Effects on the Readiness and Maintenance Costs of Army Vehicles, RAND Corporation (DB-648-A), 2013

Ellen M. Pint, Amy Richardson, Bryan W. Hallmark, Scott Epstein, Albert L. Benson, Jr., Employer Partnership Program Analysis of Alternatives, RAND Corporation (TR-1005-A), 2012

Ellen M. Pint, Lisa Colabella, Justin Adams, Sally Sleeper, Improving Recapitalization Planning: Toward a Fleet Management Model for the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, RAND Corporation (TR-464-A), 2009

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