Kaitlyn Harger, Ph.D., is Senior Economist at the Chamber of Progress. Most recently, Kaitlyn served as an Economist for Oregon’s Legislative Branch, examining the impact of proposed legislation on Oregon tax revenue. She has over nine years experience in policy evaluation and economic analysis. Her research focuses on applied microeconomics and she has six publications in peer-reviewed journals, several of which focus on how place-based programs affect business location decisions.
Kaitlyn earned her B.S. in Economics from Duquesne University in 2011 and completed her Ph.D. in Economics in 2015 at West Virginia University. Kaitlyn grew up in Maryland and moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2018. She loves to hike, visit thrift stores, and spend time with her husband and pets.