Mikhail Zaydman is a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. He has a B.S.F.S. degree in international ecomonics from The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Before coming to PRGS, Zaydman was a junior professional associate in global health hub of the World Bank, where his work focused on research in the areas of demographic transition, aging populations, and non-communicable diseases. Prior to the World Bank, he was a pricing analyst for GEICO insurance, where he focused on effective pricing in a tightly regulated environment.