Ujwal Kharel

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Assistant Policy Analyst; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.E.M., Dartmouth College; B.E. in electrical engineering, Dartmouth College; B.A. in physics and economics, Vassar College


Ujwal Kharel is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. He has a master's degree in engineering management and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Dartmouth College, as well as a bachelor's in physics and economics from Vassar College. He is currently working on his dissertation looking at occupational injury compensation policies for migrant workers in the Persian Gulf region. In addition to occupational health and safety and migration policies, Kharel's interests include survey research methodology, behavioral experiments, health, and education. He has worked on dozens of survey development projects for RAND's MMIC survey system and American Life Panel (ALP).