Economics Department

Meg Blume-Kohout

Assistant Professor




Campus Box 0391


339 Carlisle St.
Room 108
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD Pardee RAND Graduate School, 2009
MS University of California, Berkeley, 2002
BA Williams College, 1996

Academic Focus

Applied Econometrics, Public Policy Analysis, Health Economics, Science Policy, STEM Higher Education and Workforce, Entrepreneurship

Government legislation, policies, and regulations—however well-intentioned—often result in unintended consequences. Professor Blume-Kohout is an economist, public policy analyst, and data scientist who employs theory and quantitative modeling approaches drawn from multiple disciplines—economics, psychology, sociology, statistics, and computer science—to answer public policy questions. Her research examines how government interventions impact STEM workforce participation, higher education, scientific R&D efforts and innovation, and entrepreneurial outcomes. 

Courses Taught