Mr. Charles Goldman

Senior Economist of RAND

United States of America

Charles A. Goldman is a RAND Senior Economist specializing in the economics of education, strategic planning for education systems, and organization and performance of schools, universities, and systems.  He also holds an appointment as Professor of Economics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School where he teaches policy analysis of education.  One of his main research themes is measuring performance in higher education at the institution and system levels.  Building on that work, he develops national and international university ranking and benchmarking systems and sits on the advisory board of the Shanghai Academic Rankings of World Universities. 

Dr. Goldman has studied policy and implementation for both basic and higher education in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, South Korea, Singapore, India, China, and the United States.  His recent major monographs and books include Education for a New Era, Paying for University Research Facilities and Administration, In Pursuit of Prestige, and The PhD Factory.  He has previously been Associate Director of RAND Education and Associate Director of the RAND Arroyo Center Manpower and Training Program.  Prior to joining RAND in 1993, he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Economic Analysis and Policy from Stanford University, and held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Stanford School of Education.