David Manheim

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


B.S. in mathematics, Lander College for Men

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David Manheim is a Ph.D. candidate in policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. He is currently working on several projects relating to value of information in complex decisionmaking environments, resiliency, and virtual currencies. His previous work at RAND includes work on flood insurance and resiliency building in the wake of catastrophes.

Manheim has worked with modeling risk in both insurance and equity derivatives. He has worked extensively with the development and validation of terrorism risk models in insurance. Before joining RAND, he assisted or led the testing of new versions of Risk Management Solutions terrorism models, development of training for models, and consulting projects on insurance exposure accumulations and probabilistic loss modeling. His academic background is in abstract mathematics and financial modeling.

Recent Projects

  • Space Resilience: Developing a Strategy for Balancing Capability and Affordability with Resilience
  • Advancing Capabilities for Threat Detection with Information Fusion
  • Decision Analysis for Value of Biosurveillance Information


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    Are Terrorists Using Cryptocurrencies?

    As the U.S. Treasury Department and its partners have denied terrorists access to the international financial system, new digital currencies could become an attractive alternative. They could be used for money laundering or to pay the personnel and vendors that keep the terrorist machine running.

    Apr 21, 2017 Foreign Affairs

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    Regulating Drone Airspace Using 'Smart Markets'

    With commercially operated autonomous drones potentially on the horizon, a policy problem is likely to emerge: allocation of scarce airspace and preferred flight paths. 'Smart markets' could help.

    Apr 19, 2016 TechCrunch