Ujwal Kharel

Assistant Policy Researcher
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in policy analyis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.E.M., Dartmouth College; B.E. in electrical engineering, Dartmouth College; B.A. in physics and economics, Vassar College


Ujwal Kharel is an assistant policy researcher at RAND. He recently received his Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. 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.

His dissertation looks 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).