Olena Bogdan

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


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 substantial 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 qualitative data collection and analysis efforts in Ukrainian, Russian, and English, including the design of data collection protocols and data interpretation both in Ukraine (for the International Organization for Migration, Mission in Ukraine) and for RAND project work in the United States and abroad. She has built interview protocols, conducted interviews and site visits, coded data from interviews and focus group discussions, and used wide array of data-analytic methods. She has also conducted program evaluation analysis. Prior to joining RAND, Bogdan 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). She is well versed in working with data management packages such as ATLAS.ti and Dedoose, and data software tools such as STATA. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Ukrainian and Russian, and intermediate French. Her policy interests include economic 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