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.

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Bethany Shaw

Assistant Director of Data Accelerator Compliance

Brittany Gay

Associate Director of Implementation, Research Translation Platform

Elizabeth Long

Director of Research & Evaluation, Research Translation Platform

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