Krishna Kumar Named Vice President, International

Krishna Kumar, a senior economist who joined RAND in 2005, has been named vice president, International. He started his new role in January, overseeing RAND's non-U.S. business strategy, business development, and outreach to achieve policy impact and raise RAND's profile.

RAND International houses the Center for Global Risk and Security, the Center for Middle East Public Policy, the Center for Russia and Eurasia, and the Center for Asia Pacific Policy, as well as RAND's non-U.S. subsidiaries, RAND Europe and RAND Australia.

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Kumar holds the Distinguished Chair in International Economic Policy and directs the Pardee Initiative for Global Human Progress at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, where he also teaches economic development. In addition to managing RAND's international research portfolio, Kumar's recent work has focused on opportunities for Syrian refugees and their host countries in the Middle East, informal labor markets in Bangladesh, and developing a comprehensive model of U.S. labor market inequality, among other topics. From 2012 to 2018, he was the director of RAND Labor and Population.