Max Gross is a Researcher in the Human Services Division at Mathematica. An applied economist with a focus on labor economics, he uses large data and rigorous quantitative methods to explore how public policy can best support historically underserved populations. His research includes studies on the prevalence of child maltreatment and the relationship between foster care placement and children’s outcomes, as well as on the impacts of youth employment programs and barriers faced by community college students. He is also a research affiliate at the Youth Policy Lab and the Education Policy Initiative.
Max earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan where he was an Institute of Education Sciences predoctoral fellow. Before graduate school, he earned a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Maryland.