Olena Bogdan is a doctoral fellow at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her policy interests include economic policy, investment, global health and development, and international relations. In her dissertation Olena investigates how international capital flows influence regional economic differences within countries.
She is experienced in analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data across a broad range of topics including economics, international relations, health, and socio-economic interventions in various countries. She 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 and land reform. Bogdan holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Houston and an M.A. in economic analysis from the Kyiv School of Economics. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Ukrainian and Russian, and intermediate French.