Marlon Graf

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


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


Marlon Graf is an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation 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.

Honors & Awards

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


  • 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