Ezra G. Goldstein

Assistant Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University

About Me

I am an Assistant Research Professor with the Social Science Research Institute and Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative at Penn State. I will join The School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in January 2025.
I am an applied economist specializing in public economics and public policy that affects vulnerable populations, especially children. To study these questions, my research employs quasi-experimental econometric techniques and linked administrative data.

Currently, I am working on questions focusing on how family structure impacts children's long-run outcomes and on critical issues in child welfare systems.
If you would like to get in touch with me, you can reach me at eggoldstein@psu.edu


Do Foster Youth Face Harsher Juvenile Justice Outcomes?

Christian M. Connell, Sarah A. Font, Ezra G. Goldstein, Reeve Kennedy, Allison E. Kurpiel

Working Paper, 2023

Communication Costs in Science: Evidence from the National Science Foundation Network

Ezra G. Goldstein

Industrial and Corporate Change, 2023

A Mighty Toll: Mine Accidents and the Long-Run Effect of Parental Loss

Ezra G. Goldstein

Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Human Resources, 2022 Dec

The Push for Racial Equity in Child Welfare: Can Blind Removals Reduce Disproportionality?

E. Jason Baron, Ezra G. Goldstein, Joseph P. Ryan

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2022 Nov

Suffering in Silence: How COVID-19 School Closures Inhibit the Reporting of Child Maltreatment

E. Jason Baron, Ezra G. Goldstein, Cullen T. Wallace

Journal of Public Economics, vol. 190, 2020 Oct


Analysis of Economic Data

Undergraduate - Summer 2020

Student Evaluations - 4.91/5

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

Undergraduate - Summer 2019

Student Evaluations - 4.73/5

Principles of Macroeconomics

Undergraduate - Summer 2018

Student Evaluations - 4.58/5

Awards and Honors

Thomas S. McCaleb Award for Excellence in Upper Division Economic Education

For instruction in Analysis of Economic Data, Summer 2020

Bartlett Fellowship for Excellence in Economic Education

For instruction in Principles of Macroeconomics, Summer 2018


Ezra G. Goldstein

Assistant Research Professor

Social Science Research Institute

Pennsylvania State University


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