PhD Pardee RAND Graduate School, 2009
MS University of California, Berkeley, 2002
BA Williams College, 1996
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 a data scientist qua economist 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.