David Manheim

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


B.S. in mathematics, Lander College for Men

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David Manheim is a Ph.D. candidate in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. He is currently working on several projects relating to value of information in complex decisionmaking environments, resiliency, and virtual currencies. His previous work at RAND includes work on flood insurance and resiliency building in the wake of catastrophes.

Manheim has worked with modeling risk in both insurance and equity derivatives. He has worked extensively with the development and validation of terrorism risk models in insurance. Before joining RAND, he assisted or led the testing of new versions of Risk Management Solutions terrorism models, development of training for models, and consulting projects on insurance exposure accumulations and probabilistic loss modeling. His academic background is in abstract mathematics and financial modeling.

Recent Projects

  • Space Resilience: Developing a Strategy for Balancing Capability and Affordability with Resilience
  • Advancing Capabilities for Threat Detection with Information Fusion
  • Decision Analysis for Value of Biosurveillance Information


  • A Staten Island, N.Y. house destroyed by Hurricane Sandy


    Flood Insurance in New York City Following Hurricane Sandy

    This report examines dimensions of the changing flood insurance environment in New York City and explores the consequences for the city's residents and businesses.

    Oct 25, 2013

  • Pedestrians walk past a submerged taxi in Brooklyn, New York, during Hurricane Sandy last year.

    research brief

    The Rising Cost of Flood Insurance in New York City

    Even as many in New York City struggle to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, changes in the flood insurance market are increasing premiums for those living near the coast. This brief examines the gravity of the news and what can be done in response.

    Oct 25, 2013