Daniel Egel is an economist at the RAND Corporation and Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research uses qualitative and quantitative methods to study policymaking in fragile and instability-prone countries, with a focus on development- and stability-focused programming. His work at RAND focuses on policymaking at the nexus of development and stability, and includes a calculation of the economic costs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, assessments of U.S. counterinsurgency and counterterrorism efforts, an examination of the economic value of U.S. international security commitments, and research and capacity building in support of the ongoing Yemen peace process.
Egel served as an embedded analyst with the NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan (NSOCC-A), a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, a consultant for the Middle East Youth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and a consultant with the Yemeni Social Fund for Development. Egel earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.