Hi, I’m Zach.

I investigate the measurement, causes, and consequences of poverty and social inequality across the United States and European Union.


Current: University of Antwerp, Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (Researcher, Doctoral Student)
Past: University of Oxford (MSc, Comparative Social Policy), University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism)

Research Fields

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

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 Upcoming Presentations

  • “Automation, Occupational Wages, and the Moderating Role of Labor Market Institutions” at ESPANet (Vilnius, Lithuania: September 2018)
  • “Race, Social Assistance, and the Prevalence of Child Poverty in the United States” at the International Sociological Association (Toronto: July 2018)

 Recent Research