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    Research Brief

    Win-Win Solutions for Syrian Refugees—and Their Hosts

    Dec 13, 2018

    Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan have generously received the majority of Syrian refugees. Many are working, but their sheer numbers have strained local labor markets, public services, and social harmony. Which policies might help create new economic opportunities for both the refugees and host-nation workers?

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    American Working Conditions Survey

    Aug 14, 2017

    How do Americans perceive their workplace? RAND's American Working Conditions Survey shows workers find their jobs physically demanding, hazardous, and hectic—but also social and supportive, and many retirees would prefer to return to work.

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    Jenna W. Kramer

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in education policy, Vanderbilt University; B.A. in psychology, Colgate University

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    Jesse Lastunen

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.Phil. in technology policy, University of Cambridge; M.Sc. in specialized economic analysis, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics; B.Sc. (Tech.) in industrial engineering and management, Tampere University of Technology

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    Nelson Lim

    Senior Social Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology, University of California, Los Angeles; B.A. in economics, University of California, Los Angeles

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    James V. Marrone

    Associate Economist
    Education PhD in economics, University of Chicago; MSc in economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; BS in mathematics, University of Chicago; BA in physics, University of Chicago

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    Kathleen J. Mullen

    Senior Economist; Director, RAND Center for Disability Research; Editor-in-Chief, RAND Journal of Economics
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Chicago

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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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    Christine E. Peterson

    Adjunct Technical Analyst
    Education M.A. in economics, University of Southern California

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    Carter C. Price

    Senior Mathematician
    Education 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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    Eric Robinson

    Research Programmer & Analyst
    Education M.P.P. in public policy, College of William & Mary; B.A. in economics, government, College of William & Mary

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    Keller Scholl

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics, University of Oxford

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    Christian van Stolk

    Executive Vice President, RAND Europe
    Education Ph.D. in government, London School of Economics; M.A. in international relations and international economics, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

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    Jason Michael Ward

    Associate Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, University of Illinois; M.A. in economics, University of Illinois; B.A. in economics, University of Illinois

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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

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    Melanie A. Zaber

    Associate Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in economics, policy studies, Syracuse University

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