Daniel Egel

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Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Education

Ph.D. in economics, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in biology, University of Chicago

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Overview

Daniel Egel is an economist at the RAND Corporation and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research uses qualitative and quantitative methods to study policymaking in fragile and instability-prone countries, with a focus on development- and stability-focused programming. His work at RAND focuses on policymaking at the nexus of development and stability, and includes a calculation of the economic costs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, assessments of U.S. counterinsurgency and counterterrorism efforts, an examination of the economic value of U.S. international security commitments, and research and capacity building in support of the ongoing Yemen peace process. Egel served as an embedded analyst with the NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan (NSOCC-A), a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation, a consultant for the Middle East Youth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and a consultant with the Yemeni Social Fund for Development. Egel earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Previous Positions

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation; Consultant, Yemen Social Fund for Development, Sana'a, Yemen; Consultant, Middle East Youth Initiative, The Brookings Institution; Senior Research Assistant, The Brookings Institution

Recent Projects

  • Stabilization and Civilian Security in Yemen
  • Research Support to Special Operations Joint Task Force - Afghanistan
  • The Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • Assessing the Commander's Emergency Response Program

Selected Publications

Bryan Graham, Cristine Pinto, and Daniel Egel, "Efficient Estimation of Data Combination Models by the Method of Auxiliary- to-Study Tilting (AST)," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 34(2):288-301, 2016

Daniel Egel, Adam R. Grissom, John P. Godges, Jennifer Kavanagh, Howard J. Shatz, Estimating the Value of Overseas Security Commitments, RAND Corporation (RR-518-AF), 2016

Daniel Egel, Charles Ries, Ben Connable, Todd Helmus, Eric Robinson, Isaac Baruffi, Melissa Bradley, Kurt Card, Kathleen Loa, Sean Mann, Stephan Seabrook, Fernando Sedano, and Robert Stewart, Investing in the Fight: Assessing the Use of the Commander's Emergency Response Program in Afghanistan, RAND Corporation (RR-1508), 2016

C. Ross Anthony, Daniel Egel, Charles P. Ries, Craig Bond, Andrew Liepman, Jeffrey Martini, Steven Simon, Shira Efron, Bradley D. Stein, Lynsay Ayer, Mary E. Vaiana, The Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, RAND Corporation (RR-740-DCR), 2015

Daniel Egel, "Tribal Heterogeneity and the Allocation of Publicly Provided Goods: Evidence from Yemen," Journal of Development Economics, 101:228-232, 2013

Bryan Graham, Cristine Pinto, and Daniel Egel, "Inverse probability tilting for moment condition models with missing data," Review of Economic Studies, 79(3):1053-1079, 2012

Daniel Egel and Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, "Youth Transitions to Employment and Marriage in Iran: Evidence from the School to Work Transition Survey," Middle East Development Journal, 2(1):89-120, 2010

Honors & Awards

  • Mentorship Award, RAND Corporation

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