Stephen
Nuñez
Research Associate

Nuñez joined MDRC in 2011. He is conducting quantitative social network analysis for the Chicago’s New Communities Program evaluation, leading impact analysis on the national evaluation of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, and is the lead author of the interim report on the Opportunity NYC-Work Rewards program. He is particularly interested in the area of financial inclusion and is the principal investigator on the Subprime Lending Data Exploration. Nuñez has a PhD in sociology and an MA in economics from Stanford University as well as an AB in politics from Princeton University. He won the Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship Award for his dissertation investigating the roles of discrimination, perceptions of fairness, and social structure in shaping behavior in credit markets for the poor.