Principal Investigators

Till von Wachter, Economics, UCLA

Co-Principal Investigators

Professor Robert Mare, Sociology, UCLA

Executive Directors

Dr. Till von Wachter, UCLA RDC

Dr. Matthew Freedman, UCI RDC

Dr. Rodney Ramcharan, USC RDC

Each laboratory employs an RDC administrator who is a US Census Bureau employee. The RDC Administrators are responsible for administering the laboratories, assisting researchers with proposal development and project execution, and safeguarding data confidentiality. They act as liaisons between the researchers and data experts at CES or other parts of the Census Bureau and they ensure that knowledge gained from the research at the RDC is made available to the Census Bureau for use in improving Census Bureau programs. They are typically the first point of contact for researchers who use the center.


Shahin Davoudpour, Ph.D. UCLA RDC Administrator contact
Jose J. Alocer, MPP USC RDC Administrator contact
Kamal Sarah Bookwala UCI RDC Administrator contact