Saw Htay Wah is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has an M.S. in economics from Iowa State University, a bachelor's degree in economics and mathematics from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, and a diploma in civil and structural engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. Wah was a technical officer in the Transport Planning Department of the Singapore Land Transport Authority and has also worked as a teaching assistant at Iowa State University, a tutor at Mansfield University, an instructor in development economics in Myanmar, and an educational assistant with the Saint Paul Public School District, Minnesota. His interests include labor and population, health, education, transportation, and energy and economic development.