Grant Johnson

Grant Johnson
Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


Ph.D. in economics, UC San Diego; M.A. in economics, UC San Diego; B.A. in mathematics, Northwestern University; B.A. in economics, Northwestern University

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Grant Johnson is a senior analyst at the RAND Corporation. Working primarily in the Defence & Security Research Group at RAND Europe, his work focuses on using modern econometric methods to address policy-relevant questions that often have a dynamic, macroeconomic flavour. He has extensive knowledge of, and experience with, microeconometric, applied macroeconomics and machine learning methods for both causal inference and predictive modelling. His primary research areas are defence economics and military personnel, in particular career analysis and workforce planning. His secondary research areas include intra- and inter-state conflict as well as procurement and defence industrial base issues. Johnson holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and received B.A. degrees in mathematics and economics from Northwestern University.