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Academic Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow, NBER & Opportunity Insights at Harvard University (2023–2024)


Price Theory Scholar,  Department of Economics and BFI, University of Chicago (2019)

PhD, Public Policy (Economics Track) at Harvard University  (2017–2023)

MS, Applied Economics from Montana State University (2015–2017)

BS, Mathematics, Economics, and Physics from Hillsdale College (2011–2015)


Deming, D. J. & Noray, K. (2020). Earnings Dynamics, Changing Job Skills, and STEM CareersThe Quarterly Journal of Economics, 135(4), 1965–2005.

Abram, W. C., & Noray, K. (2018). Political Corruption and Public Activism: An Evolutionary Game Theoretic AnalysisDynamic Games and Applications8(1), 1-21. [Adapted from Undergraduate Thesis]

Working Papers

Police Brutality, Law Enforcement, and Crime: Evidence from Chicago (Revising for the Journal of Urban Economics)

Communication and Systemic Disadvantage: Evidence from the Rise in Social Skills (with Savannah Noray)

Whose Bridge to Opportunity? Explaining Impact Variation in Sectoral Job Training (with Namrata Narain)

Research in Progress (Selected)

Overlooked Talent: Evidence from the Tech Industry (with Peter BergmanTushar Kundu, and Aline Lerner)

Discovering Diverse Talent: Theory and Evidence from the Rise Program

Policy Publications

Noray, K. (2021). The Labor Market Value of Character Skills. B. Orrell (Ed.). Minding our Workforce: The Role of Noncognitive Skills (1, 55-92). Washington DC: American Enterprise Institute.

Selected Awards and Honors

Junior Fellow, Institute for Humane Studies (2023-2024)

Global Priorities Fellow, Forethought Foundation at Oxford University (2022-2023)

HHS/ACF Career Pathways Grant Winner (w/ Raj Chetty & Namrata Narain) (2020-2021)

Emerging Education Scholar, AEI and Fordham Institute (2019-2020)

Price Theory Scholar, BFI at the University of Chicago (Fall 2019)

Emergent Ventures Grant Winner (w/ Savannah Noray) (2019-2020)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar (2018-2023)

PhD Scholar, Inequality & Social Policy Program at Harvard University (2018-2023)

Terence M. Considine Fellowship in Law and Economics, Harvard University (2018-2019)

University of Chicago Becker Friedman Institute Price Theory Summer Camp (2018)

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Prize Fellowship (2017-2019)

IHS Humane Studies Fellowship (2017-2021)