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Katherine Michelmore

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Katherine Michelmore

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9049
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Laura Walsh
(315) 443-3114

Curriculum Vitae
Katherine Michelmore

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., Cornell University, 2014


Family policy, economics of education, labor economics

Personal Website


Summer 2017

Not teaching


Katherine is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, and a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. Prior to joining the Maxwell School, Professor Michelmore was an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include family and social policy, economics of education, and labor economics. She has published in Demography, Journal of Marriage and Family, Population Research and Policy Review, and Review of Economics of the Household, among others. Prior to completing her Ph.D., she worked as a research assistant at The Urban Institute in Washington D.C. Katherine received her Ph.D. in policy analysis and management from Cornell University in 2014.


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Family policy
Economics of education 

Research Grants and Awards

“The Persistence Of Poverty: Using Longitudinal Data to Understand Income Differences in Educational Outcomes,” Russell Sage Foundation. July 2016-June 2018.