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Daniel Teles

Daniel Teles

Senior Research Associate

Urban does the work that made me want to do research. Public policy has real effects on people’s lives. At Urban, we get to figure out how, and we have a platform to share that new knowledge.


Daniel Teles is a senior research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he specializes in applied microeconomic policy analysis. His research examines the effects of public policy on local communities.

Previously, Teles worked on Louisiana’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and for the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.

Teles earned a bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University and a master’s degree and a doctorate degree in economics from Tulane University. At Tulane, Teles was a community-engaged graduate fellow and coprincipal investigator of the AmeriCorps Crowd Out Study. He has contributed to the Journal of Economic Inequality, the Handbook of Research on Nonprofit Economics and Management, and the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy’s Significant Features of the Property Tax.