Geoffrey McGovern

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Behavioral & Social Scientist
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in political science, Binghamton University; J.D., Harvard University; M.A. in political science, Binghamton University; B.A. in political science, Wittenberg University

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Geoffrey McGovern is a behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation. A political scientist and a lawyer by training, his research has focused on matters of statutory compliance, government contracting, alternative dispute resolution, environmental policy, asbestos litigation, healthcare law and policy, and defense acquisitions. Past RAND research includes an extensive study of asbestos personal injury bankruptcy trusts, as well as a study of alternative dispute resolution in Australia. Prior to joining RAND, McGovern was a Fulbright Fellow in Finland. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Binghamton University and his J.D. from Harvard University.

Recent Projects

  • Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
  • Australian Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Defense Department Insourcing
  • Gulf Coast Restoration and Recovery

Honors & Awards

  • Fulbright Fellow, J. William Fulbright Program