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Economic policies are the end results of economic planning: the decisions governments make to influence the production, consumption, and sharing of wealth. RAND research has explored economic policies from the local to the international level, including their effects on international trade and foreign relations, their relation to policies focusing on public health and the environment, and their impact on economic growth and recessions.

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (center) speaks in a videoconference with the heads of the European Union in London, UK, June 15, 2020, photo by Andrew Parsons/No10 Downing Street/Reuters

    Commentary

    The Cost of Brexit Uncertainty

    Jul 8, 2020

    Leaving the European Union has had an overall negative economic effect on the UK economy, and there are additional economic costs associated with the uncertainty surrounding the new relationship. Will there be a deal? And if so, what type of deal is likely?

  • U.S. dollars and other currencies lie in a charity receptacle at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada, June 13, 2018, photo by Chris Helgren/Reuters

    Report

    Economic Competition in the 21st Century

    Jul 17, 2020

    One can think of economic competition in two broad ways. The first is competition as an outcome: the ability to boost standards of living through domestic policies. The second is competition as an action, where economic policies also pursue geopolitical goals.

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    Jakub P. Hlavka

    Adjunct Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in international affairs, Georgetown University; B.Sc. in international trade, University of Economics, Prague

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    Kandice A. Kapinos

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in labor economics/human resources, University of Illinois; M.S. in labor economics/human resources, University of Illinois; B.S. in business administration, University of Texas

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    Moon Kim

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in international science and technology policy, George Washington University; B.S. in finance and economics, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Edmund L. Luzine

    Senior Global Policy Analyst
    Education MBA in finance, economics, and business public policy, University of Rochester; BS in liberal arts, Syracuse University

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    Molly F. McIntosh

    Associate Director, Forces and Resources Policy Center; Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Princeton University; M.A. in economics, Princeton University; B.A. in economics, UC Berkeley

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    Benjamin M. Miller

    Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, San Diego; B.S. in economics, Purdue University

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    C. Richard Neu

    Adjunct Staff; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.S. in economics, California Institute of Technology; M.A. in economics, Harvard University; Ph.D. in economics, Harvard University

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    Kelsey O'Hollaren

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in economics, Seattle University

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    Howard J. Shatz

    Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in public policy, Harvard University; M.I.A. in international policy analysis and management, Middle East studies, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Post-graduate study in Middle East studies, Tel Aviv University; A.B. in history, Brown University

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    Patricia K. Tong

    Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of California, San Diego; B.A. in economics and mathematics, New York University

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    Ingo Vogelsang

    Longterm Visitor
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Heidelberg

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    Tal Wolfson

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; B.A. in economics and philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem