Ifeanyi Edochie is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. He has an M.A. in economics from Duke University and a B.S. in economics and industrial engineering from Lehigh University. He also received the first stage Data Science Specialization in R-Programming from the John Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health (via Coursera).
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a research fellow at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, where he worked with the New Technologies and Innovation Section carrying out independent research on the economic impact of science, technology, and innovation on structural transformation and socioeconomic development in African economies. As a data analyst at the United Nations Population Fund's Nigeria office, he provided technical support for structuring and implementing surveys, proposals, monitoring and evaluation of funded projects, as well as logistics and supply chain management for family planning and reproductive health.
Since arriving RAND, he has worked on a wide variety of topics applying microsimulation methods and RDM analysis. Edochie's research interests include labor markets in developing economies; the economics of science, technology, and innovation; macroeconomic policy, and econometric methodology.