Shmuel Abramzon

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Off Site Office


Ph.D. candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in economics, Hebrew University; B.A. in economics and philosophy, Hebrew University


Shmuel Abramzon is an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and a doctoral fellow at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His work at RAND focuses on energy policy, labor markets, data collection systems, public budgeting and strategic socioeconomic planning. Abramzon's Ph.D. thesis examines strategies for managing sovereign debt under conditions of deep uncertainty.

Prior to joining RAND, Abramzon served as a senior economist in the National Economic Council at the Prime Minister's Office in Israel. There he was part of a team that advised the Prime Minister on economic matters and formulated medium and long-term economic plans for the State of Israel. Previously, he served as the Foreign Currency Transactions Assistant Director at the Israeli Ministry of Finance, where he collaborated in the issuing and managing of Israel's foreign currency debt. Abramzon holds an M.A. in financial economics and a B.A. (magna cum laude) in philosophy, economics and political science, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Selected Publications

Shatz, Howard J., Louay Constant, Jill E. Luoto, Alexandria Smith, and Shmuel Abramzon, An Assessment of the Present and Future Labor Market in the Kurdistan Region--Iraq, RAND (RR-489), 2014

Shmuel Abramzon, Nicholas Burger, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, et al., Capacity Building at the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office Through Data Collection, RAND (RR-293), 2014

Shmuel Abramzon, Constantine Samaras, Aimee Curtright, Nicholas Burger and Aviva Litovitz, "Estimating The Consumptive Use Costs of Shale Natural Gas Extraction on Pennsylvania Roadways," Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 10, 2014

Mark A. Lorell, Michael Kennedy, Robert S. Leonard, Ken Munson, Shmuel Abramzon, David L. An, Robert A. Guffey, Do Joint Strike Fighters Save Money?RAND (MG-1225), 2013

Aviva Litovitz, Aimee Curtright, Shmuel Abramzon, Nicholas Burger and Constantine Samaras, "Estimation of regional air-quality damages from Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania," Environmental Research Letters, 8, 2013