Christine Mulhern is an Associate Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation. She is a labor economist who primarily focuses on the economics of education and education policy. Her research examines K-12 school resources, postsecondary choices, and success in postsecondary education. She has studied the effects of school counselors, education technologies, and siblings on high school and college success. Her research has been published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Labor Economics and Journal of Public Economics, as well as featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal. She has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University and a B.A. from Northwestern University. She lives in the Bay Area and works in RAND's Santa Monica office.