Keith Crane

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"Keith Crane is director of the RAND Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program as well as a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His primary interest is developing and evaluating policy options for addressing climate change. Crane is also engaged in issues pertaining to U.S. energy production and consumption, China, the Middle East, Afghanistan, the transition economies of Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, and post-conflict nation building. In Fall 2003, he served as an economic policy advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad. Prior to rejoining RAND in February 2002, he was chief operating officer and director of research at PlanEcon, Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based research and consulting firm focusing on Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. During his tenure at PlanEcon, Crane provided analysis and economic forecasts used in over 100 major investments in the region. He writes extensively on transition issues in policy and academic journals and briefs high-level decisionmakers. Crane received his Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University."[1]


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  1. Rand Keith Crane, organizational web page, accessed January 21, 2013.