Dr. Scott Davis

Dr. Davis (Ph.D., Economics, University of Virginia) is a labor economist with expertise in workforce programs, economic modeling, analytical methods, and public policy analysis. He has ten years of research and evaluation experience, including seven years of project management experience. At IMPAQ, he has been responsible for designing and implementing research projects incorporating quasi-experimental approaches, implementation studies, surveys, and rigorous statistical analyses.

Dr. Davis’ research has focused on analyzing both workforce development programs and worker protection issues. Dr. Davis worked as a Senior Researcher for the Evaluation of the GATE II Grants and the Evaluation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Site Specific Targeting Program, conducting statistical impact analyses for these two random assignment evaluations funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). For the Evaluation of the Wage and Hour Division’s Use of Remedies project, Dr. Davis has worked as Principal Investigator, leading the statistical analysis of WHD administrative data to understand the links between WHD investigations and employer compliance. Moreover, for the Feasibility of Using Workforce Data Quality Initiative (WDQI) and Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) Data for Consumer Reports study, Dr. Davis led the review and analysis of state systems for reporting outcomes data for education and training programs. He is currently managing the Comparing State and National Scorecards for Education and Training Programs project for DOL, which will compare different approaches to reporting on the labor market outcomes of training programs. In addition to his work for DOL, Dr. Davis has also designed and is directing three of IMPAQ’s third-party evaluations of programs implemented by DOL grantees: the Evaluation of Skills Wisconsin and the Venango County (Pennsylvania) Evaluation funded by DOL’s Workforce Innovation Fund and the Evaluation of Pennsylvania’s Advanced Training and Hiring, funded by DOL’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training program.

IMPAQ Papers and Presentations

Perlmutter, D., Benus, J., Roy, M., Davis, S., Nanda, N. & Yumoto, F. (2014, June). What do Small Businesses Think of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010? Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Davis, S., & Michaelides, M.  (2015, November). From Unemployment to Self-Employment: The Role of Self-Employment TrainingPresentation at the APPAM Fall Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Davis, S., Broussard, N., & Ampaabeng, S. ​(2015, November). Ripple Effects of Residential Care and Daycare Industries. Presentation at the APPAM Fall Research Conference, Miami, FL.

Davis, S., Broussard, N., & Ampaabeng, S. (2015, August). Ripple Effects in the Residential Care and Daycare Industries. Presentation at the National Association of Welfare Research and Statistics Annual Workshop, Atlanta, GA.​

Perlmutter, D., Benus, J., Roy, M., Davis, S., Nanda, N. & Yumoto, F. (2014, June). What do Small Businesses Think of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010? Poster presentation at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, San Diego, CA.