The intersection of public policy with reliable simulations represents an important step on the road to a better society.
Erald Kolasi is a research associate in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute. He develops computer models and simulations designed to study the effects of proposed retirement and economic policies. His research areas include state and local pension systems, Social Security, and the federal budget. Kolasi received his BA in physics and history from the University of Virginia and earned his MS and PhD from George Mason University, both in physics.