Olena Bogdan

olena bogdan
Assistant Policy Analyst; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. candidate in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in economic analysis, Kyiv School of Economics; M.A. in economics, University of Houston; B.A. in international relations, National Aviation University

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Olena Bogdan is a doctoral fellow at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. She has vast experience in analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data across a broad range of topics including international relations, health, and socio-economic interventions in various countries. Bogdan has participated in data collection and analysis efforts in Ukrainian, Russian, and English. Prior to joining RAND, she worked at the Kyiv School of Economics as a research assistant (where she conducted statistical analyses related to Ukraine's agricultural sector) and a development department assistant (where she recruited prospective students). In addition to English, she speaks fluent Ukrainian and Russian, and intermediate French. Her policy interests include economic policy and development, international relations, and health. Bogdan holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Houston and an M.A. in economic analysis from Kyiv School of Economics.

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Spotlight Award, RAND Corporation