Keller Scholl

Keller Scholl
Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.Phil. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics, University of Oxford (Balliol College)


Keller Scholl (he/him) is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a research assistant at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University, where he explored the economics of artificial intelligence and automation.

Scholl has worked on projects for the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, the MIT Media Lab, a landscape design firm, and local political campaigns. His research interests include international development, the impact of automation on the workforce, the development and nature of artificial intelligence, science and technology policy, and prediction markets. His dissertation is a theoretical framework for defense industrial base analysis, with application towards AI.

Recent Projects

  • An Assessment of the U.S. and Chinese Industrial Bases in Quantum Technology
  • Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization in the United States: An Update