Matthew Fitzgerald is an economist with expertise in labor economics, econometrics, and data analysis. Dr. Fitzgerald’s research focuses on using applied econometric methods to evaluate the impact of government programs and policies. His work explores the impact of removing unemployment insurance benefits on personal bankruptcy filings, how access to health insurance affects household composition, and the potential bias that results from using two-way fixed effects regressions to estimate treatment effects.
Prior to Intensity, Dr. Fitzgerald worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also interned with the USDA Economic Research Service and was the Senior Research Assistant for the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development at the University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Fitzgerald earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Riverside.