Matthew Unrath

I am an economist and the Income Statistics Branch Chief at the US Census Bureau. This fall, I will join the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor. I am a Research Fellow at the California Policy Lab, and I received my PhD in Public Policy from UC Berkeley.

My research focuses on economic measurement and households' interactions with transfer policies and means-tested programs. I study why households do not take up assistance for which they're eligible and whether these programs affect how much individuals work. My current work at Census focuses on improving income and poverty measurement using linked survey and administrative data.

Email: matthew [dot] unrath [at] census [dot] gov

Twitter: [at] mattunrath

CV: [link]