- Labor economics
- Employment and training programs
- Poverty and income inequality
- Training and Reemployment
Deborah "Debbie" Reed is a member of Mathematica’s senior management team, which is responsible for company vision, leadership, and management. She is an expert in labor economics with research interests in policies and programs for disadvantaged populations.
She is helping to lead a systematic review of labor research for the U.S. Department of Labor and previously worked on the What Works Clearinghouse systematic review for the U.S. Department of Education. She contributed to the impact analysis for the Youth Transition Demonstration, a randomized control trial funded by the Social Security Administration to help young people with disabilities make the transition from school to work. Previously, Reed directed a cost-benefit analysis of the Registered Apprenticeship program for the U.S. Department of Labor. She also helped to lead an examination of enrollment modernization efforts for public social services in several states to inform California’s plans for enrollment centralization.
Prior to joining Mathematica in 2009, Reed was director of research and a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). She has a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.