David Metz

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Quantitative Analyst
Washington Office


MSc in economics, University College London; BA in international relations and economics, Tufts University


David Metz is a senior quantitative analyst at the RAND Corporation. He has a strong background in cost-benefit analysis, specializing in quantitative methods to evaluate the impacts of policies and programs in homeland security, occupational health and safety, and the environment. He has conducted regulatory impact analyses for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Environmental Protection Agency. His areas of expertise include econometrics, economic modeling, and data analysis. Prior to joining RAND, Mr. Metz worked at Industrial Economics, Inc. focusing on regulatory analysis and economic damages valuation in environmental litigation. Mr. Metz received an M.Sc. in Economics from University College London and a B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University.

Recent Projects

  • Measuring the Value of Invention: The Impact of Lemelson-MIT Prize Winners' Inventions
  • The Risk-Mitigation Value of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential: A Comprehensive Security Assessment of the TWIC Program
  • Assessing the Cost of Disaster Recovery and Identifying Funding Sources in the HSOAC Puerto Rico Economic and Disaster Recovery Plan Project
  • Selecting and Evaluating Case Studies of the Economic Benefits of Research and Services at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: Case Studies on Personal Dust Monitors for Coal Miners, Improved Ambulance Design, and Amputation Surveil
  • Understanding the Economic Benefit Associated with Research and Services at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health