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 answer the latest research questions. He has added several new features to DYNASIM, Urban’s dynamic microsimulation model, in projects related to income, wealth, and retirement. He has also created actuarial models that calculate employee benefits and analyze the changing features of state pension plans.
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.