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 examining the Army's allocation of facility sustainment funding, Marine Corps intermediate ground supply capacity, and alternative funding mechanisms for Army Test and Evaluatation Command and Research, Development and Engineering Command. 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 the impacts of ballistic glass delamination in Marine Corps vehicles on operational budgets and risks. 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

  • IMCOM Installation Facility Sustainment Improvement
  • Analysis of Ground Supply Intermediate Capacity
  • Breaking Point: The Effect of Operationalizing the Army Reserve on Drilling Reservists
  • Reducing the Cost of Installation Utilities Investments
  • Ballistic Glass Replacement Analysis

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

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