In addition to growing the economy, it is important to understand how those gains are distributed and, in particular, how the most vulnerable part of the population is affected. Helping the public and policy makers understand this is a key element of Urban Institute’s mission and I am delighted to be a part of this effort.
Damir Cosic is a senior research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at Urban Institute and part of a group that studies retirement income and benefits. His work focuses on policy evaluation using microsimulation models.
Cosic holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Zagreb in Croatia and has extensive experience as a software engineer. He received an MA in economics from Hunter College in New York City and PhD in economics from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. His research focus was income and wealth distribution.