Katherine Michelmore

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Katherine Michelmore

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9049
Office Hours:
By Appointment

Staff Support
Laura Walsh
(315) 443-9929

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 2021

Not Teaching


Katherine is an Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs and a Senior Research Associate in 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 The Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Demography, the Journal of Marriage and Family, 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. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Family policy
Economics of education 

Research Grants and Awards

Principal Investigator. "What Kind of Jobs? The Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Job Qualilty," with Natasha Pilkauskas. Funded by Russell Sage Foundation. 2020 - 2021.

Co-Principal Investigator. "HAIL Scholars: Increasing Economic Diversity at a Flagship University," with Susan Dynarski. Funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation. 2018-2020. 

Co-Principal Investigator. “Assessing the Effectiveness of Tax Credits in Early Childhood: Links Between the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Poverty, and Material Hardship,” with Natasha Pilkauskas. Funded by the Institute for Research on Poverty’s Extramural Small Grants Program: Policies and Programs to Reduce Child Poverty and Its Effects. 2017-2018.

Co-Principal Investigator. “Does the Earned Income Tax Credit Reduce Housing Instability?” University of Michigan Poverty Solutions Junior Faculty Grant. 2017-2018. 

Co-Principal Investigator. “Trajectories of Student Disadvantage: Unpacking Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility Across Childhood,” with Peter Rich. Funded by the CPC-CAPS Upstate Population Seed Grant Program. 2017-2019.