Kurt Klein

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


M.P.P., University of California, Los Angeles; B.S. in physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Kurt Klein is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research interests include nuclear security, terrorism, and climate resilience and adaptation.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, Klein was a graduate student researcher at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, where he performed quantitative analyses of the effects of Oklahoma’s SEED personal savings program on Native American families and qualitative investigations of social cohesion in Latin America using methods developed at the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America. He is the author, with staff of the JustJobs Network, of The Changing Climate of Livelihoods: Case Studies from Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia and has shared his recommendations with governments, labor unions, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations. 

Klein has an M.P.P. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.S. in physics from the University of Michigan.