Katherine Grace Carman

Katherine Carman is an economist at the RAND Corporation, director of RAND’s Center for Financial and Economic Decision Making, and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research focuses on behavioral economics, health economics, and public economics. Carman is particularly interested in how individuals’ beliefs, perceptions, and decision-making processes affect their choices. Currently she is studying health behaviors, health insurance decisions, and retirement decisions. She is also interested in the effects of peer behavior and characteristics on individual choices.

Previously, Carman was an assistant professor at Tilburg University and affiliated with CentER and Netspar. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in health policy research at Harvard University. She received a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University. July 2020