Daniel Egel is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation and is a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to coming to RAND, Egel served as a consultant for the Yemeni Social Fund for Development, a consultant for the Middle East Youth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation.
Egel's research focuses on the application of quantitative and qualitative evaluation tools to understanding the dynamics ofinstabiltiy in developing countries. In Afghanistan he has used mixed qualitative/quantitative evaluation approaches in assessing the effectiveness of several counterinsurgency programs, to include the Commander's Emergency Response Program (CERP) and the Village Stability Operations/Afghan Local Police (VSO/ALP) program. In the Middle East he has examined the role that Yemeni tribes play in the distribution of development resources within Yemen and coauthored several articles on the youth populations of Iran, Morocco, and Yemen. He has also co-authored several applied econometrics research articles.
Egel received his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Previous PositionsPostdoctoral 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
- Assessing the Commander's Emergency Response Program
- Reachback Support to SOJTF-A
Daniel Egel, "Tribal Heterogeneity and the Allocation of Publicly Provided Goods: Evidence from Yemen," Journal of Development Economics, 2012 (forthcoming)
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
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani and Daniel Egel "Beyond Statism: Toward a New Social Contract for Iranian Youth," in Navtej Dhillon and Tarik Yousef, eds., Generation in Waiting: The Unfulfilled Promise of Young People in the Middle East, The Brookings Institution Press, 2009
Ragui Assaad, Ghada Barsoum, Emily Cupito, and Daniel Egel "Youth Exclusion in Yemen: Tackling the Twin Deficits in Human Development and Natural Resources," in Wolfensohn Center for Development and Dubai School of Government, The Middle East Youth Initiative Working Paper No. 9, The Middle East Youth Initiative, 2009
Roberta Contin, Daniel Egel, Kunera Moore, and Hussein Ogleh "A Report on Child Labor and Education in Aden, Hajjah, Hudeida and Tai'z Governorates in Yemen," in CHF International, Yemen ACCESS-Plus Baseline Report, CHF International, 2009
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