Gabriel Weinberger

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


M.P.P. in economics and statistics, Harris School at the University of Chicago; B.S. in economics, University of California, San Diego


Gabriel Weinberger is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His policy interests are in reforming the criminal justice system with a focus on the effects this would have on disadvantaged communities. His dissertation explores the implementation of Public Safety Realignment in Los Angeles County to learn how the criminal justice system can be used to provide public services.

Prior to Pardee RAND, Weinberger worked at the Chapin Hall Center for Children where he served as a project associate performing research on policies aimed at children and families from low income communities. While at RAND, he has worked on projects related to education, drug policy, and crime.

Weinberger graduated with a B.S. in economics management science from the University of California, San Diego, and later earned a master of public policy degree from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. His academic background is concentrated on statistical analysis and economics; he has managed large administrative datasets and speaks fluent Spanish.

Recent Projects

  • Implementation of Medical and Recreational Marijuana
  • Can an Informative Letter Reduce Gun Crime and Be Cost-Effective? A Study of Los Angeles,
  • Evaluation of Intensive Partnership Sites

Selected Publications

Wladimir Zanoni and Gabriel Weinberger, "Effects of Childcare Subsidies on Employment and Earnings of Low-Income Mothers," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 2015

Honors & Awards

  • Haynes Lindley Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Haynes Foundation
  • Dissertation Fellowship Award, Jim Lovelace Foundation