Pardee RAND Research & Initiatives

The Pardee RAND Graduate School is unique in offering a doctoral program in policy analysis within an applied policy research setting. RAND provides an environment ideally suited to educating graduate students in policy analysis. RAND offers a range of research opportunities in policy analysis that is unmatched by any other institution. Through our On-the-Job Training requirement, the Pardee RAND curriculum enables students to participate in current RAND research projects.

Featured Research

  • Leveraging Behavioral Insights to Improve Financial Health: Proceedings of the 2014 BeFi Conference

    Jul 29, 2014

    At the 2014 RAND Behavioral Finance (BeFi) Forum, Professor Jeremy Burke discussed prize-linked debt reduction. The proceedings features videos of each of the presentations, followed by discussion by leading researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

  • Iran's Interests in Afghanistan Provide Opportunities for Cooperation with United States

    Jun 19, 2014

    U.S.-Iranian relations have been strained but both countries want to see a stable Afghanistan free of Taliban control. In the event of a nuclear deal, Iran and the U.S. can work together to counter narcotics trafficking and resolve water disputes between the neighboring nations, according to analysis by Pardee RAND student Ahmad Rahmani (cohort '08).

  • Hackers Wanted: An Examination of the Cybersecurity Labor Market

    Jun 18, 2014

    Pardee RAND student Julia Pollak (cohort '12) and colleagues examined the current status of the labor market for cybersecurity professionals — with an emphasis on their being employed to defend the United States. They determined that the difficulty in finding qualified cybersecurity candidates is likely to solve itself, as the supply of cyberprofessionals currently in the educational pipeline increases, and the market reaches a stable, long-run equilibrium.

  • Pardee Initiative Offers Bold Ideas for Global Human Progress

    Launched in December 2013 with a generous grant from Frederick S. Pardee, the Pardee Initiative for Global Human Progress is a new approach to chronic problems faced by the developing world, most notably food insecurity and challenges of urbanization.

  • Cazier Initiative for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

    The Cazier Environmental and Energy Sustainability Initiative is turbocharging research in environmental and energy sustainability at Pardee RAND to generate new concepts, tools, and methods to improve public policy and the commercial sector.

  • Student-Led Initiatives

    Pardee RAND encourages students to extend their policy analysis training outside of the classroom, through the International Development Speaker Series, the L.A. Policy Symposium, and other student-led initiatives.

  • James Q. Wilson Collection: A Research Archive

    The James Q. Wilson Collection includes nearly 1,400 books from his personal collection and an archival collection of approximately 20 linear feet of papers that RAND Knowledge Services has cataloged for the benefit of the research community. A finding aid is available to help researchers explore the collection.