Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
426 Eggers Hall
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2014
Family policy, economics of education, labor economics
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.
Economics of education
Research Grants and Awards
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.
Co-Principal Investigator. “The Persistence Of Poverty: Using Longitudinal
Data to Understand Income Differences in Educational Outcomes,” with Susan Dynarski. Funded by the Russell
Sage Foundation. 2016-2018.