Marlon Graf

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.P.P., University of California, Los Angeles; B.Sc. in business administration, University of Mannheim

Overview

Marlon Graf is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He holds a Master's in Public Policy (MPP) from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his business undergraduate studies in Germany and France. Aside from his education, Graf has worked at the Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Economic and Business Policy, as well as in John Deere's marketing and sales branch in France. Previously, Graf lobbied on behalf of the German engineering industry in Brussels and served as a trainee in the staff of the Majority Leader in the European Parliament, advising mainly on transatlantic relations and the Euro-Crisis.

At RAND, Graf has worked on a number of projects for the European Commission, such as Global Trends 2030 (ESPAS) as well as an evaluation platform for evidence-based family practices (EPIC) and has conducted a systematic review of gender integration policies in international militaries for the U.S. Special Operations Command. Currently, he is involved in the development of an alcohol abuse microsimulation platform as part of a joint team between RAND, the OECD and the WHO and is working on his dissertation on the entrepreneurial impact of universities.

Selected Publications

Hoorens, Stijn.; Ghez, Jeremy.; Guerin, Benoit.; Schweppenstedde, Daniel.; Hellgren, Tess.; Horvath, Veronika.; Graf, Marlon.; Janta, Barbara.; Drabble, Samuel.; Kobzar, Svitlana., Europe's societal challenges: an analysis of global societal trends to 2030 and their impact on the EU, RAND Europe (RR-479-EC), 2013

Honors & Awards

  • 2012 RAND-UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Ph.D. Fellowship

Commentary

  • Members of the the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance hold posters during a voting session on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, July 4, 2012

    ACTA Revisited? TTIP and Data Privacy

    The EU has embarked on negotiations with the U.S. on the TTIP, which shares some of ACTA's goals. This time, though, the European Commission is seeking to make the talks more transparent by publishing a series of position papers on key issues very early on in the process. This is a step in the right direction toward an agreement that will have economic benefits for a net-exporting region of intellectual property such as the EU.

    Nov 26, 2014 | Atlantic Community

  • Protests in Malaga, Spain against the government's spending cuts and failure to revive the moribund economy

    The European Democracy Paradox

    While social media and other tools have enhanced opportunities to participate in the political process, these new drivers do not seem to translate easily into offline political participation.

    May 21, 2014 | The RAND Blog

Publications