RAND researchers have pioneered several different methodologies, such as the Delphi method and robust decisionmaking, and continue to apply their methodological expertise in multidisciplinary projects that may require a range of capabilities, including modeling and simulation, survey research, economic or statistical analysis, or planning and forecasting.
The RAND Distinguished Speaker Series presents Nobel-prize winning economist Edmund Phelps, who discusses the effect of corporatist values on innovation and creativity.
Robust Decision Making is used in a wide range of applications, most critically in water and flood risk management.
Policy Researcher David Groves describes RAND's role in helping to develop a plan to guide Louisiana's coastal investments, help its coastal citizens plan for the future, and create a sustainable coast.
David Groves discusses an innovative approach to dealing with the many challenges that may contribute to sustainable and affordable solutions of long term water supplies in California.
On May 14, 2010, James Thomson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the RAND Corporation, discussed the sources and challenges of political polarization in the United States with The City Club of Cleveland.
Robert Lempert, Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition, highlights the Robust Decision Making (RDM) method and presents an example of how RDM allowed a municipal water utility to revise their long term plans while still considering climate change.