Matthew B. Forbes

Matthew B. Forbes

Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND

Matthew Forbes (he/him) is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student in the Research, Analysis, and Design stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has an M.P.P. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. in economics and data science from the University of California, Berkeley, with minors in public policy, city planning, conservation studies, and political economy.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was as a graduate student researcher at the California Policy Lab, where he studied the economic impacts of the withdrawal of pandemic-related unemployment benefit extensions. He was previously a finance intern for the City of Thousand Oaks, California. His research interests include economic policy, labor economics, data science, quantitative modeling, resource management, international development, and city planning.


M.P.P. in public policy, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA); B.A. in economics, University of California-Berkeley; B.A. in data science, University of California-Berkeley