Matt Unrath

I am an economist and the Income Statistics Branch Chief at the US Census Bureau. I received my PhD in Public Policy from UC Berkeley, where I was a Research Fellow at the California Policy Lab.

My research focuses on income 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 economic measurement using linked survey and administrative data.

My research has been published in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, and the Journal of Public Economics. I've received research funding from the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the National Institute on Aging, the University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty, the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy, and the UC Berkeley Opportunity Lab.

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

Twitter: [at] mattunrath

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