Nelly Josefina Mejia Gonzalez

Assistant Policy Analyst
Off Site Office


Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.A. in economics, CIDE


Nelly Mejia Gonzalez is an assistant policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on international development and on food choice and obesity. Her work at RAND has involved different topics ranging from youth unemployment in developing countries to cash transfer programs in Latin America.

Mejia recently completed her Ph.D. in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She also has a B.A. in economics from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics in Mexico City, where she was also a research and a teaching assistant. Mejia worked as an economist in Mexico's Ministry of Social Development, where she was involved in the design, diagnosis, and evaluation of the country's social programs. She was also an economic consultant at UNICEF Mexico.


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    Solutions for Youth Employment: New Coalition Takes on Pervasive, Persistent Global Problem

    Youth unemployment is a pervasive and persistent worldwide scourge: 75 million youth are unemployed now and that rate is expected to rise. RAND joined the World Bank, Accenture, International Youth Foundation, and others to form Solutions for Youth Employment, a unique coalition that acts to increase youth opportunities for productive employment.

    Oct 17, 2014 The RAND Blog