Core faculty

Katherine Michelmore

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Katherine Michelmore is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Michelmore is a leading scholar and educator on the social safety net, education policy, labor economics, and economic demography. A research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, she is a recognized expert on the efficacy of the Earned Income Tax Credit and its impact on children. Previously, she was assistant professor of public administration and international affairs at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. Michelmore completed her PhD in policy analysis and management at Cornell University. She holds a BA in economics and psychology from Wesleyan University. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Michelmore was a research assistant at the Urban Institute.

Educational background

  • PhD in policy analysis and management, Cornell University
  • BA in economics and psychology, Wesleyan University

Current research

  • Education policy
  • Social demography
  • Inequality

Recent publications

Policy memo: Pilkauskas and Michelmore on "The anti-poverty policy of the American Rescue Plan that no one is really talking about"

Mar 15, 2021

Ford School experts address Biden priorities in new policy memos

Jan 19, 2021

HAILed it - Tuition-free promise attracts low-income students to U-M

Apr 5, 2019