Seminar Series: David Powell

Presentation Title: The Origins of the Opioid Crisis and its Enduring Impacts

David Powell will present at the Schaeffer Center as part of the Spring 2019 Seminar Series.

Event Date
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Pacific
University of Southern California
Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD) 116
Los Angeles, CA

David Powell, PhD  is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. His areas of expertise include public finance, health economics, labor economics, and econometrics.

Powell's research examines shifts in the opioid crisis, the effects of tax policy on labor supply and health care decisions, and the role of health insurance benefit design.  He has also developed methods to estimate quantile treatment effects and extended the use of synthetic control methods.

Powell earned his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.