Olena Bogdan

olena bogdan
Assistant Policy Researcher; Doctoral Fellow, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. candidate in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in economic analysis, Kyiv School of Economics; M.A. in economics, University of Houston; B.A. in international relations, National Aviation University

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Olena Bogdan is a doctoral fellow at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her policy interests include economic policy, investment, global health and development, and international relations. In her dissertation Bogdan investigates how international capital flows influence regional economic differences within countries.

She is experienced in analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data across a broad range of topics including economics, international relations, health, and socio-economic interventions in various countries. She has participated in data collection and analysis in Ukrainian, Russian, and English.

Prior to joining RAND, Bogdan worked at the Kyiv School of Economics as a research assistant where she conducted statistical analyses related to Ukraine's agricultural sector and land reform. She holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Houston and an M.A. in economic analysis from the Kyiv School of Economics. In addition to English, she speaks fluent Ukrainian and Russian, and intermediate French.

Recent Projects

  • Estimating the Effects of Changes in Tourism Demand on California's Economies
  • Promoting the Sustainable Development of Transport and Economic Corridors under the Belt and Road Initiative
  • Evaluation of North-Shore-LIJ/Northport VA Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and their Families
  • Security Sector Reform in Ukraine
  • Russian Socio-Political Trends

Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Spotlight Award, RAND Corporation