John P. Godges

John P. Godges
Research Communications Analyst


M.P.P. in public policy, Harvard University; M.J. in journalism, University of California, Berkeley; B.A. in American Studies, Georgetown University

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John Godges is a research communications analyst at the RAND Corporation. He works chiefly in the RAND National Security Research Division and RAND Project AIR FORCE on special mission analysis, artificial intelligence, international defense budgeting and acquisition systems, comparative critical technologies, counterterrorism, security cooperation, agile combat employment, and other areas. His publications are often classified. He holds an M.P.P. in public policy from Harvard University, an M.J. in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, and an A.B. in American studies from Georgetown University.

Selected Publications

Simpson, Michael, Adam R. Grissom, Christopher A. Mouton, John P. Godges, and Russell Hanson, Road to Damascus: The Russian Air Campaign in Syria, 2015 to 2018, RAND Corporation (RR-A1170-1), 2022

Mouton, Christopher A., Carl Rhodes, Mark V. Arena, Paul DeLuca, Andrew Dowse, John P. Godges, Adam R. Grissom, Caleb Lucas, and Erik Silfversten, Establishing a Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise for Australia: International and Domestic Lessons Learned, RAND Corporation (RR-A1710-1), 2022

Michael J. Mazarr, Samuel Charap, Abigail Case, Irina A. Chindea, Christian Durriden, Alyssa Demus, Bryan Frederick, John P. Godges, Eugeniu Han, Timothy R. Heath, Logan Ma, Elina Treyger, Teddy Ulin, Ali Wyne, Stabilizing Great Power Rivalries, (RR-A-456-1), 2021

Hanson, Russell, Christopher A. Mouton, Adam R. Grissom, and John P. Godges, COVID-19 Air Traffic Visualization: A New Tool Helps Analyze Commercial Air Travel Involving Infected Passengers, RAND Corporation (RR-A248-1), 2020

Mills, Patrick, James A. Leftwich, John G. Drew, Daniel P. Felten, Josh Girardini, John P. Godges, Michael J. Lostumbo, Anu Narayanan, Kristin Van Abel, Jonathan W. Welburn, and Anna Jean Wirth, Building Agile Combat Support Competencies to Enable Evolving Adaptive Basing Concepts, RAND Corporation (RR-4200-AF), 2020

Christopher A. Mouton, Edward W. Chan, Adam R. Grissom, John P. Godges, Badreddine Ahtchi, Brian Dougherty, Personnel Recovery in the AFRICOM Area of Responsibility: Cost-Effective Options for Improvement, RAND Corporation (RR-2161/1-AFRICOM) (RR-2161/1), 2019

Egel, Daniel, Adam R. Grissom, John P. Godges, Jennifer Kavanagh, and Howard J. Shatz, Estimating the Value of Overseas Security Commitments, RAND Corporation (RR-518-AF), 2016

The RAND Corporation, The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism, RAND Corporation (MG-1107-RC), 2011


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    What Drives Income Inequality?

    The mixed picture of income inequality around the world reinforces the point that it is more important to know the underlying explanations for inequality across countries and within them, rather than the amount of inequality or changes in it, write Charles Wolf, Jr., and John Godges.

    Oct 24, 2012

    The Orange County Register