- Evaluation design and analysis
- Child welfare and foster care
- Education policy
- Human Services
- Family Support
- Child Welfare
Max Gross specializes in quantitative evaluation design and analysis, particularly of programs and policies geared toward historically underserved children and families.
Since joining Mathematica in 2020, Gross has worked on a range of projects in areas such as child welfare, education, and family support. Currently, he supports the city of Philadelphia’s child welfare agency to strengthen its evaluation capacity and contributes to the design of the Youth At-Risk of Homelessness evaluation of a coach-like case management system for youth and young adults in foster care. Gross also plays a key role in developing measures of high school effectiveness for the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic and conducting impact analyses for the Strengthening Relationship Education and Marriage Services evaluation.
Gross has published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and Child Maltreatment. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan.