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Marlon Graf

Adjunct Faculty
Applied Economic Policy
School of Public Policy


Marlon Graf is an associate director at Precision and adjunct professor of public policy at Pepperdine University, with expertise in mixed-methods research in various therapeutic areas such as infectious diseases, cardiology, oncology, neurology, hematology, and rare diseases. Prior to joining Precision, Graf was a senior research associate at the Milken Institute and an assistant policy analyst/doctoral fellow at the RAND Corporation. He has conducted qualitative and quantitative analyses on a wide range of policy issues, including alcohol and crime control, innovation, technology and economic growth, skills development and workforce training, as well as financial decision-making and higher education finance. Graf holds a B.Sc. in business administration from the University of Mannheim (Germany), an MPP from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a PhD in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.


  • PhD, Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • MPP, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.Sc, Business Administration, University of Mannheim (Germany)


  • Applied Microeconomic Analysis
  • Crime
  • Economic Growth
  • Health Policy
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Policy Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis