Shannon Prier

Shannon Prier
Quantitative Analyst; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School


Master of Public Policy in homeland security and quantitative methods, University of Southern California


Shannon Prier is a quantitative analyst at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She is interested in macroeconomics, econometrics, supply chains, logistics, and homeland security. She has worked in diverse topic areas at RAND including chemical security programs, post-disaster price forecasting, extremism in the military, occupational risk and sector interdependency during the COVID 19 pandemic, regulatory cost-benefit assessments, defense logistics, installation deployment readiness, and supply chains. Prior to joining RAND in 2019, she worked at the Department of Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), where she assisted in the development of economic impact models. She has a master of public policy from the University of Southern California.