Christine Mulhern is an Associate Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation. She completed her PhD in Public Policy at Harvard University in May 2020.
Christine Mulhern is an Associate Policy Researcher who focuses on the economics of education. Her research studies how students choose whether and where to enroll in postsecondary education and how social networks, school resources and technology influence these choices. She has studied the effects of high school counselors on educational attainment, siblings' influence on college choices and the impacts of personalized guidance technology provided by Naviance. More recently, she has examined inequality in the use of online resources during Covid-19. She also has work examining the impact of online learning technologies on course performance in higher education.