Ethan Scherer

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Off Site Office


Ph.D. candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P. in education, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in economics, Wesleyan University


Ethan Scherer is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and a doctoral candidate in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where his dissertation relates to incentive compensation and school leadership. While at RAND, he contributed to several research projects: evaluating human resources and out-of-school time reforms in education, assisting the Qatari government on implementation of its education strategic plan and examining long-term earnings losses for injured workers receiving workers' compensation. Scherer's work as a graduate student included voting behavior in school board elections and the effect of teacher and principal recruitment and retention bonuses. Scherer graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in May 2007 with a master's degree in public policy. Prior to that, he worked for Deloitte in Boston and graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.A. in economics.

Recent Projects

  • Intensive Partnership Schools
  • Workers' Compensation Analysis

Honors & Awards

  • RAND Impact Award, RAND
  • PRGS Alumni Scholarship, Pardee RAND Graduate School