Sale Lilly is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. His primary research interests are China’s economic development, Chinese soft power, distributed ledger technology (Blockchain) and business best practice in military systems. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Before joining RAND, Lilly worked in management consulting designing crisis simulations and wargames for Fortune 50 clients in banking and healthcare. Lilly also served for eight years as an officer in the U.S. Navy, working across Eurasia and Southwest Asia. He received his M.A. in economic and social history and M.A. in modern Chinese studies from Oxford University, and his B.S. in economics from the U.S. Naval Academy.