Hi, I’m Zach.

My research focuses on the measurement, causes, and consequences of poverty and social inequality across the United States and European Union.


Post-Doctoral Researcher, Columbia University (Center on Poverty & Social Policy)
Past: University of Antwerp (PhD, Socio-Economics), University of Oxford (MSc, Comparative Social Policy), University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism)


  • Comparative social policy (U.S., European Union)
  • Family policy and child poverty
  • Tax & benefits microsimulation

Recent Research