Michael Hand serves as an OES Portfolio Lead. His work with the team focuses on supporting agencies as they implement the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, as well as projects to improve natural resource management and improve the cost effectiveness of Government operations. Prior to joining OES Michael was a Research Economist with the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. His research interests include the benefits people derive from forests, the economics of wildfire suppression, and risk perception and preferences of public managers.


Behavioral Scientist - Portfolio Lead

Years active

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Agency collaborators

Agriculture, Homeland Security, General Services Administration, Health and Human Services