This report assesses the cost-effectiveness of a U.S. Coast Guard rule that requires any facility handling certain dangerous cargoes to biometrically verify the identity of anyone accessing a secure area of that facility.
Nov 10, 2022
David Metz is a senior quantitative analyst who specializes in regulatory analysis and economic impact analysis across a broad range of topics, including occupational safety and health, homeland security, and the environment. He is adept at statistical and economic modeling, analysis of large data sets, and program evaluation.
He has conducted regulatory impact analyses for federal and state agencies, including the California Department of Industrial Relations, the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Environmental Protection Agency. His recent work has focused on the social and economic impact of health and safety interventions for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also has significant expertise in developing sophisticated cost analysis tools to help decisionmakers in a variety of policy contexts, such as allocation of disaster relief funding and options for federal property management.
Prior to joining RAND, he worked at Industrial Economics, Inc. where he specialized in regulatory impact analysis and economic damages valuation. He received an M.Sc. in economics from University College London and a B.A. in international relations and economics from Tufts University.