Andrew Cady

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Santa Monica Office


M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in economics, U.S. Air Force Academy


Andrew Cady is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. Cady graduated with academic and military honors from the United States Air Force Academy, earning a B.S. in economics with a minor in Arabic.

While studying at the Academy, Cady traveled to Morocco twice for a total of six months of Arabic immersion, including a semester at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane. He conducted research with an analysis unit attached to U.S. Global Strike Command, analyzing suicide incidence and prevention, and has studied game theoretic applications to defense acquisitions reform, supporting a grant from the Naval Postgraduate School. Aside from academics at the Academy, Cady was a soaring instructor pilot and a nationally competitive cyclist.

While at RAND, Cady has worked extensively on projects relating to quantitative analyses at the Army's National Training Center, as well as work relating to force modernization in the Air Force. His dissertation focuses on applying training instrumentation data to combat simulation models. He is currently a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and, after graduation from Pardee RAND, will serve as an operations research analyst.