Kathryn A. Edwards is an economist at RAND and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research spans diverse areas of public policy, including unemployment insurance; the STEM education pipeline and labor market; the challenges in retirement facing older Americans; and labor market issues for workers without a college degree.
A $2.5 Trillion Question: What If Incomes Grew Like GDP Did?
Per capita GDP in the US grew 118 percent over the past 43 years. At the bottom 25th percentile, real income for...
Antitrust and Competition
Startup Acquisitions Have Undecided Effects on Innovation and Economic Growth
Startups are a major driver of innovation, but many startups are acquired by large incumbents. Do these acquisitions stifle innovation or promote...
ESG & Corporate Governance
History Shows that Voluntary ESG Standards Lead to a More Focused ESG Disclosure
In recent years, ESG reports have become more common for publicly traded companies. However, critics have found the information they provide to...
Letters that Matter: How Interest Groups Shape Financial Legislation
Members of Congress are inundated with an avalanche of correspondence on a daily basis. But what persuades them to heed the call?...
Are There Really Gender Pay Differences in the CEO Labor Market?
The gender pay gap is a well-documented phenomenon in global labor markets, but this gap does not seem to apply to the...
How Many Banks Are at Risk of Insolvency Right Now?
Given the recent banking turmoil and failure of SVB and Signature and issues in First Republic, it is important to understand the...
The Challenges of Regulating Disinformation
In response to rising concerns about political disinformation, governments have introduced a slew of interventions. Federico Vaccari warns in new research that...
India’s Evolving Industrial Policy Is Critical for Realizing Its Development Vision
Industrial policy was once so out of fashion that it was jokingly called “the policy that shall not be named.” Now it’s...