Katherine Michelmore

Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs

Katherine Michelmore

Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9049
Office Hours:
Tues. & Thurs. 1:00-2:00

Staff Support
Emily Minnoe
(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



Fall 2018 

PAI 721.003 Introduction to Statistics, TuTh 2:00-3:20, Maxwell 110
PAI 781.001 Social Welfare Policy, We 3:45-6:30, Eggers 070


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 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

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

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

“Trajectories of Student Disadvantage: Unpacking Free/Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility Across Childhood” CPC-CAPS Upstate Population Seed Grant Program. 2017-2019.

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