Katie Wilson

Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Washington Office


M.A. in economics, UCLA; B.A. in economics, Davidson College


Katie Wilson is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. Her interests include intrahousehold bargaining, women's labor force participation, and sustainability of microenteprises.

Wilson has worked on randomized control trials in Madagascar, India, and Kenya, with the Jameel Poverty Action Lab and Innovations for Poverty Action. She has also worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board and as a senior analyst at Econ One Research. She has an M.A. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in economics and international studies from Davidson College in North Carolina.

Selected Publications

Rajeev Darolia, Cory Koedel, Paco Martorell, Katie Wilson, Francisco Perez-Arce, Do Employers Prefer Workers Who Attend For-Profit Colleges? Evidence from a Field Experiment, RAND Corporation (WR-1054), 2014

Honors & Awards

  • Jim Lovelace Foundation Dissertation Award, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa