Hande Inanc is a researcher at Mathematica with more than 10 years of experience analyzing employment outcomes, programs and policies. She conducts impact and performance evaluations, systematic evidence reviews, and leads data collection and analysis efforts on a number of topics including youth unemployment and economic self-sufficiency, employment and training programs, and return-to-work strategies. Recently, to track youth unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, with support from Schultz Family Foundation, she has developed a publicly available and timely data series on youth unemployment in select metro areas, at the state level, and at the national level by population subgroups.
Before joining Mathematica, Inanc was a policy researcher at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and based in Paris. At OECD, she developed measures to assessing working conditions across the OECD countries and investigated the impact of job quality on workers’ well-being. Inanc’s work has been published widely in prominent peer reviewed journals. She has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Oxford, and currently resides in Cambridge, MA.