Ph.D. Job Market Candidates

Several Pardee RAND students and recent alumni are actively pursuing employment opportunities. Prospective employers or executive recruiters are encouraged to contact them directly by email.

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Gursel Aliyev

Gursel Aliyev

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As part of his dissertation, Gursel developed behavioral interventions to reduce tax evasion. While his research mostly focuses on behavioral decision-making, he is interested and experienced in survey research methodology, social policy issues and health economics too. He has also taught Statistics and Microeconomics for over 10 years.

Dissertation Topic

Taxpayers Misperceptions and Two Novel Behavioral Interventions to Counter Tax Evasion

Faculty Advisors

Andrew Parker (chair); Sebastian Linnemayr; Raffaele Vardavas; Kim Bloomquist (retired Senior Economist, IRS Office of Research)

Pavan Katkar

Pavan Katkar

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Pavan has a background in quantitative policy analysis, international relations, and software engineering. These experiences enable him to excel at roles that attempt to address complex problems with a variety of quantitative, qualitative, and technological skills.

Dissertation Topic

Implications and Applications of Blockchain

Faculty Advisors

C Richard Neu (chair); Angel O’Mahony; Philip Evans