Jim Marrone is an adjunct lecturer in the International Economics program at Johns Hopkins SAIS and an associate economist at RAND Corporation. He is an applied microeconomist focusing primarily on the way institutions and government programs impact marginalized populations and at-risk material culture. His work is both theoretical and empirical, using statistical techniques in novel ways to develop better measurements of empirically important outcomes. Prior to his roles at RAND and JHU SAIS, he was a senior research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.