Steven S. Davenport

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


M.S. in public policy and management (data analytics track), Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in international development studies, UCLA; MPhil, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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Steven Davenport is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. He works as a data scientist (programming in R and Python), more generally as an empirical social scientist, and occasionally as a regulatory consultant. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he held multiple roles for BOTEC Analysis, a consulting firm specializing in crime and drug policy, including managing director. As a project manager, he advised multiple jurisdictions on cannabis regulation, including the Washington State Liquor Control Board and Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority, each of which were charged with writing regulations in the wake of major legislative changes. Davenport has an M.S. in public policy and management (data analytics track) from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. in international development studies and a minor in policy analysis from UCLA.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Advisor, BOTEC Analysis

Honors & Awards

  • James Q Wilson Dissertation AWard, Pardee RAND Graduate School