Daniel Gubits

Abt Associates

Daniel Gubits (PhD, Economics, Johns Hopkins University; MBA, University of Texas at Austin) is a principal associate at Abt Associates. Dr. Gubits conducts research in the areas of housing, homelessness, economic self-sufficiency, disability policy, and child welfare. His expertise is in random assignment program evaluation, econometric modeling, and data analysis. He directed impact analysis work on the Benefit Offset National Demonstration for the Social Security Administration (SSA), one of the largest policy experiments ever conducted, and has served as lead author for several of the project's evaluation reports. Dr. Gubits has recently served as co-facilitator of three expert panels providing recommendations to SSA about future Social Security Disability Insurance demonstrations and led the preparation of the summary reports from these panels. In previous work, he led impact analysis for a ground-breaking evaluation of interventions that address family homelessness for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and was the lead author of the study's impact reports. In current work, Dr. Gubits is leading the evaluation design for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration and he serves as an evidence reviewer for the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse. He was the lead author for an article in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management that won the journal’s Vernon Memorial Prize for best article of 2018. Dr. Gubits chaired the panel presentations on “Youth Transitions” and “Heterogeneity: Subgroup Findings” at Lessons from SSA Demonstrations: A State of the Science Meeting.

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