Chrysanthi Hatzimasoura Ph.D.

Chrysanthi is a Senior Social Scientist, and an original member of The Lab @ DC. She is currently leading evaluations related to vulnerable youth, returning citizen programs, school attendance for students experiencing homelessness, attendance technology for positive parent engagement, and care coordination for the Medicaid population through 911 emergency medical services. Chrysanthi is also an Assistant Research Professor at the George Washington Institute for Public Policy at the George Washington University.

Before joining The Lab, she was a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for International Economic Policy. Her areas of expertise lie in measurement theory with applications to randomized evaluations. She has developed measurement methodologies for ordinal information in health economics. Chrysanthi has also worked at the World Bank, where she led the evaluation of employment training programs in Nicaragua with a focus on women’s economic empowerment. Her previous experience includes work on DC’s vulnerable youth’s aspirations and economic decision making, for which she was awarded the Philip M. Dearborn Fellowship. She is the co-founder of the Washington Area Development Economics Symposium (WADES). She teaches courses in econometrics, development economics, and microeconomics.

She earned a Ph.D. in economics from The George Washington University and a B.Sc. in statistics and economics from the University of London, Birkbeck College. Chrysanthi also trained as a concert pianist and holds a BMus. She is a proud DCPS parent and enjoys DC’s community with her 5 year old son, Athona!

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