M.S. in Public Policy and Management, University of Washington, 2016
B.S. in Economics and Mathematics, Creighton University, 2011

Hilary Wething entered the Ph.D. program at the Evans School in 2014. Her research areas include income inequality, poverty, and health policy. Specifically, she is interested in the impact inequality has on children’s socioeconomic outcomes, the relationship between inequality and health status among women and children, and the efficacy of policy to mitigate poverty and inequality.

Her motivation to pursue a Ph.D. at the Evans School stemmed from her work as a research assistant at the Economic Policy Institute (Washington, D.C.), where she gained an understanding of the impact government policy has on living standards of low- and middle-income households. At the Economic Policy Institute, she produced entries for EPI’s blog; co-authored articles, issue briefs, and policy reports; and appeared in research outlets such as American Educator and Inquiry and media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Hilary grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, and earned her BS/BA in Mathematics and Economics from Creighton University in 2011.

Health Policy
Social Policy
Income and Social Inequality
Recent Publications: 

“Review of Health Care, the Market and Consumer Choice.” 2013. Inquiry. Vol. 50, No. 1, Pp. 85-86. (with Elise Gould)

Taking ‘Middle-Out Economics’ Seriously in this Fall’s Fiscal Debates. 2013. Economic Policy Institute. Briefing Paper No. 366.  Washington D.C. (with Josh Bivens)

What Families Need to Get By: The 2013 Update of EPI’s Family Budget Calculator. 2013. Economic Policy Institute. Issue Brief No. 368. Washington D.C. (with Elise Gould, Nicholas Finio and Natalie Sabadish)

“Job Growth in the Great Recession has Not Been Equal Between Men and Women .” Aug 26, 2014.  Economic Policy Institute: Working Economics.

Dissertation Committee Members: 
Heather D. Hill (chair)
Mark C. Long
Jennifer Romich (School of Social Work)
Jacob L. Vigdor