Affiliate Scholar
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​Danilo Trisi is an Affiliate Scholar of the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. He supports the Center’s work on specific projects providing strategic input and guidance, doing research and quantitative analyses.

Danilo’s research has primarily focused on trends in poverty, deep poverty, income inequality, the labor market, and the effectiveness of economic security programs. He has deep expertise in analyzing a variety of national survey data, administrative record systems, and micro-simulation data concerning economic well-being, racial and other disparities, and the influence of tax and transfer policies. He has worked on the design of policies to help eligible families more easily access assistance and has assessed the impact of public policies on immigrants and other vulnerable populations.

Danilo currently works as an independent data and research consultant. He’s the founder and principal of Data for Equity Consulting, LLC. Previously, Danilo worked for 16 years at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. His most recent role was Director of Poverty and Inequality Research. Before then, he worked as a Program Associate at USAction, providing research and field support for their federal budget and tax campaigns. He was also a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education.

Danilo’s work has been cited in the national media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, National Public Radio, U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic, Slate Magazine, The Nation, and other outlets.

Danilo holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College.