Annalisa Mastri

Annalisa Mastri

Principal Researcher
  • Evaluation design
  • Evidence-based labor programs and practices
  • Systematic reviews
Focus Areas
  • Employment
  • Training and Re-employment
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Family Support
  • TANF and Employment Issues
  • Justice
  • Human Services
About Annalisa

Annalisa Mastri designs and conducts experimental and nonexperimental evaluations of employment and family support interventions. She is the deputy director of the Next Generation of Enhanced Employment Strategies project, a multi-site randomized controlled trial of interventions for people facing multiple employment barriers.

In addition, she uses a systematic technical assistance approach to modernize and improve service delivery in workforce development and cash assistance programs in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and elsewhere. The goal of the technical assistance is to use research evidence and methods to improve outcomes for individuals and families and prepare human service programs for rigorous evaluation.

Mastri, who joined Mathematica in 2007, previously served as principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research and the Administration for Children and Families’ Employment Strategies for Low-Income Adults Evidence Review. She holds a Ph.D. in education economics from Stanford University.

Key Projects
  • Evaluation of the Unemployment Compensation Provisions of ARRA

    This evaluation assessed states’ decisions to adopt unemployment compensation provisions that expanded eligibility and/or the generosity of benefits. It also provided insights into who made use of the additional weeks of unemployment benefits available during the recession, and how they fared.

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    Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse

    The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse is a comprehensive, transparent, and systematic assessment of the effectivness of interventions designed to help low-income job seekers succeed in the labor market.

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