Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics, The Catholic University of America

Expertise: Applied Microeconomics, Economics of Education, Family Studies

Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, Ph.D. in Economics, is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America. Her primary areas of research include economics of education and religion, family studies and demography, Catholic Social Thought, and political economy.

Dr. Pakaluk is the author of Hannah’s Children: The Women Quietly Defying the Birth Dearth (2024, Regnery) and the 2015 recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award, a prize given for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”