Karen Elizabeth Smith
Senior Research Associate
The Urban Institute
Karen Smith is a senior research associate at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on model building and simulations for health care and tax policy issues. She has extensive experience with numerous computer programming languages and large data sets. Before joining the Urban Institute in 1998, Smith was a manager in the Health Policy Economics group at Price Waterhouse, LLP. Previously, she was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office for nearly 10 years and a computer modeling consultant for the New Zealand Treasury for three years.
Smith earned her B.A. in computer science and economics from the University of Michigan and has taken post-graduate courses in statistics, econometrics, and economics at George Washington University.