Radha Iyengar is currently serving at the Office of Secretary of Defense for the Assistant Secretary of Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. She is on leave from RAND where she is an Economist. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research agenda focuses on understanding the role that incentives play in generating selection into different occupations and behaviors. Specific projects study gender differences in wages, the economics of gender-based violence, incentives for participation in corruption and political violence in developing countries, and the effect of improved policing on criminal and insurgent violence. Previously she was Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at London School of Economics and was the Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University. She received a PhD and a MA in Economics from Princeton University, and a BS in Economics from MIT.