Ruopeng An is an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and a doctoral candidate in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research has focused on the role of prices and financial incentives to encourage healthy eating and the relationship between neighborhood food environment and diet/obesity. He is the (co)author of ten peer-reviewed journal publications with research findings featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, California Senate Republican Caucus Briefing Report, and more.
An received his bachelor's degree in political science and public administration in 2002 from the School of Government, Peking University in Beijing, China, and his master's degree in transition economy in 2006 from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan. He worked as a policy analyst at the General Administration of China Customs from 2002 to 2008.