Dustin Schrader is Manager of Public Policy Research at Beacon Economics, LLC. Mr. Schrader is responsible for managing and conducting the firm's national, state, and local public policy analysis. His role includes identifying the economic effects of current and emerging policies. Mr. Schrader plays a leading part in many of the firm's principal research projects, which currently includes an economic impact analysis for the LA2024 Olympic Games. He recently authored a cost-benefit analysis of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan assessing the long-run impacts of the project from a statewide perspective. As part of his analysis he toured and observed the workings of the Delta water system in the midst of the state’s recent and current drought conditions. He was also the lead author on an impact analysis for key public employee labor groups that estimated the effects of reduced work hours. Mr. Schrader published a coauthored op-ed on 'NIMBY'ism' at LAX in the Los Angeles Business Journal and regularly authors a variety of chapters in Beacon Economics' regional forecast books, which serve as centerpieces for large, annual forecast conferences held across Southern California. He has an academic background in econometrics and research experience in both the public and private sector.
Prior to joining Beacon Economics, he served as a research assistant for the Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, examining electorate and demographics data primarily at the municipal and county levels. He has also served as a staffer and policy researcher for two members of Congress in the Illinois State Delegation. Mr. Schrader holds an M.P.P. degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.