Carter C. Price

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Codirector, Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis; Senior Mathematician
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Ph.D. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland; M.S. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland; B.A. in mathematics and physics, Hendrix College

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Carter C. Price (he/him) is a senior mathematician at the RAND Corporation and codirector of the Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis. Some of his major projects include work on the COMPARE microsimulation model to study the impact of health care reform, assessments of terrorism risk models, analyses of defense budgets, and studies of acquisition policies. He has also studied predictive policing and assessments of forest fire fighting capabilities. His project leadership experience includes studies of the macroeconomic impact of the Affordable Care Act on states, issues related to immigration fraud, trends in economic inequality, and analytic support for the Commonwealth of Virginia on COVID-19. Price has submitted testimony to the U.S. Congress and testified in front of state legislatures. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, CNN, USA Today, and the New Republic. He has a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.A. in mathematics and physics from Hendrix College. 

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