Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
Hilary Wething is an assistant professor of public policy at the Penn State School of Public Policy. Her research examines the relationship between economic volatility and labor market policy, household decision-making, and social safety-net programs. Her dissertation investigated the degree to which workers’ employment characteristics affect their earnings volatility and assessed whether public employment policy, such as minimum wage or paid sick leave policy, can mitigate or exacerbate earnings volatility. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy and management, with concentrations in demography and economics, from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington, and undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from Creighton University.