Ah Reum Lee

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


Master in public policy / economic development, Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management


Ah Reum Lee is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her research interests include program evaluation, quantitative methods, social security, aging and retirement, and international development.

Prior to joining Pardee RAND, she was an aid effectiveness adviser at the Korea International Cooperation Agency where she monitored and evaluated international development programs in Cambodia. Previously, she managed research initiatives on a wide range of areas including environment, information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) and health as a research and capacity-building specialist for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. 

Lee has a master’s degree in public policy and development economics from the Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management and bachelor’s degrees in English linguistics and economics from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. 

Selected Publications

Lee, Ah Reum and Lee, Kye Woo, "Fiscal Behavior of Aid Recipient Countries during the Millennium Era," Analysis of Development Policy and International Cooperation, 1(31-51), 1


English; Korean