Moon Kim

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


M.A. in international science and technology policy, George Washington University; B.S. in finance and economics, University of Maryland, College Park


Moon Kim is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. At RAND, he works on policy issues related to space policy, defense policy and science and technology policy. He also develops statistical models for quantitative analyses and cost estimating relationships.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a resource and budget analyst at NASA, where he provided financial, cost, and budget analyses for a satellite servicing spaceflight mission, Restore-L. Before NASA, Kim worked in the financial industry at Morgan Stanley's Institutional Securities Group. 

Kim has an M.A. in international science and technology policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and a B.S. in finance and economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests include space policy, science and technology policy, space commercialization, and public-private partnerships for the development of the national space capabilities.