Hilary Wething is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy and Management, with concentrations in Demography and Economics, at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington. Her research examines the relationship between economic volatility and labor market policy, household decision-making, and social safety-net programs. Her dissertation investigates the degree to which workers’ employment characteristics affect their earnings volatility and assesses whether public employment policy, such as minimum wage or paid sick leave policy, can mitigate or exacerbate earnings volatility. Wething brings an inter-disciplinary theoretical frame to these questions and conducts quantitative and qualitative research using innovative administrative, survey, and interview data. She has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Economics from Creighton University and spent three years as a research assistant at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC.
“An Introduction to Household Economic Instability and Social Policy,” (with Heather Hill, Jennifer Romich, Marybeth J. Mattingly, Shomon Shamuddin), 2017, Social Service Review, 91(3), 371-389.
Review of Health Care, the Market and Consumer Choice.” (with Elise Gould), 2013. Inquiry. Vol. 50, No. 1, Pp. 85-86.