Olena Bogdan

olena bogdan
Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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 researcher at the RAND Corporation. She is experienced 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 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. Her policy interests include economic policy and development, international relations, and health. In her dissertation Bogdan investigates whether and how international capital flows influence regional economic development within countries. Bogdan holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Houston and an M.A. in economic analysis from Kyiv School of Economics. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Ukrainian and Russian, and intermediate French.

Recent Projects

  • Estimating the Effects of Changes in Tourism Demand on California's Economies
  • Promoting the Sustainable Development of Transport and Economic Corridors under the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Evaluation of North-Shore-LIJ/Northport VA Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families
  • Security Sector Reform in Ukraine
  • Russian Socio-Political Trends

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Spotlight Award, RAND Corporation