Ezra Goldstein, Ph.D.

Ezra Goldstein, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor


Ezra Goldstein is an Assistant Research Professor who focuses on how public and social institutions affect the well-being of vulnerable children and their long-term outcomes. His work examines how family structure affects childhood development and how formal institutions that interact with vulnerable children, such as the child welfare system, affect long-term outcomes such as mental health, criminal justice system involvement, and economic well-being. As an applied microeconomist, Dr. Goldstein’s research employs comprehensive administrative datasets and quasi-experimental techniques to estimate causal effects relevant to cross-disciplinary scholars and policymakers. Dr. Goldstein completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University in the spring of 2022 and joined the Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative and the Social Science Research Institute at Penn State that summer.

Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative Team

Bethany Shaw

Assistant Director of Data Accelerator Compliance

Emily Warthman

Director of Policy Operations, Research Translation Platform

Beth Long

Director of Research & Evaluation, Research Translation Platform

Rachel Storace

Associate Director of Program Operations, Research Translation Platform

Jessica Pugel

Associate Director of Insights and Analytics, Research Translation Platform

Laura Jana

Chief Innovation Officer, Evidence to Impact Collaborative

Stephanie Eddy

FIS Advisor, Policy Associate, Research Translation Platform

Laura Huber

Policy Associate, Research Translation Platform

Sarah Davis

Research Administrative Assistant, Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative


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