Jim Mignano is a Ph.D. student in the Technology Applications and Implications stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His research is at the intersection of cyber, finance, and international relations. Jim's dissertation examines how financial innovation can improve the effectiveness of financial sanctions. He also conducts research on foreign investment review regimes, export controls, and the international arms trade. He specializes in social network analysis.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was an information technology consultant at the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education at Portland State University, where he administered a statewide early-learning workforce development data system. He previously served as executive director of Emma's Garden, a community-based training and advocacy organization.