Jarrett Catlin

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Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; B.S. in political science, Westmont College


Jarrett Catlin is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School researching the future of cities with a particular interest in municipal management of data and emerging technologies. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he worked as a legislative assistant at the U.S. House of Representatives, where he focused on health policy, judiciary policy, and foreign affairs.

His dissertation analyzes how municipalities respond to novel technologies by looking at the rollout of shared electric scooters on the Westside of Los Angeles. 


  • Green Infrastructure in Los Angeles: An Olympian Feat

    Los Angeles has an opportunity to reinvent itself by harnessing the collective spirit of Olympics development, climate activism, and Measure W funding. No single project can address all LA's environmental needs, but many diverse projects could provide an opportunity for synergies and to create a new “city feel,” the way palm trees, traffic, and movie-touting billboards do now.

    Feb 11, 2020 The RAND Blog