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Douglas A. Wissoker

Douglas A. Wissoker

Senior fellow

Biography

Doug Wissoker, a senior fellow with the Statistical Methods Group at the Urban Institute, is a labor economist with expertise in statistical and survey methods. Since joining Urban in 1988, he has collaborated with researchers on a wide range of topics, including evaluation of welfare reform demonstrations and studies of survey nonresponse bias, the sample for a survey of coastal fishing households in Sierra Leone, and the design of weights for the new Health Reform Monitoring Survey.

Wissoker has taught classes on practical statistics and regression for policy research as part of United States Agency for International Development projects aimed at developing capacity in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Azerbaijan; he also spent 16 months as a visiting researcher at the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. In his current work, Wissoker is studying Medicare payment policy for post-acute care. In addition, he is the primary analyst for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s paired testing studies of discrimination in housing and recently codeveloped the sampling design for an audit study of appointments with primary care physicians. Wissoker has a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin.