Carol Park

Strategic Research Analyst |

Carol Park’s view of government effectiveness is perhaps best summarized by one great quote from her favorite economist, Milton Friedman: “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.”

Motivated by her passion for individual freedom and fighting against big government, Carol joined PLF’s strategic research team in 2020. As a strategic research analyst, she uses her skills in data-driven social science research to help vulnerable Americans who have been unjustly affected by our government.

Before PLF, Carol fought for liberty as a policy analyst at various organizations, including the Reason Foundation and the Independent Institute. Just prior to joining PLF, she worked as a senior policy analyst at the Maryland Public Policy Institute, specializing in economic liberty, fiscal policy, and public pension funds.

Carol earned a master’s degree in international and development economics from Yale University and a master’s in public administration from Columbia University. Originally from Canada, she obtained a B.A. in economics from the University of Toronto.

Carol’s research has been published in The Washington PostThe Baltimore SunForbesThe HillWashington ExaminerThe Business JournalsSan Francisco ChronicleInvestor’s Business Daily, and The Journal of Alternative Investments, among others.

Carol lives in Boston with her husband, Nathan, and two cats, Tony and Leo. When she is not busy fighting for Americans’ freedom, she enjoys traveling to warm locations and Michelin starred culinary adventures.