Ira Goldstein, Ph.D., is the President of Policy Solutions at Reinvestment Fund, a results-oriented, socially responsible community investment group. Dr. Goldstein has conducted detailed spatial and statistical analyses in many cities and regions across the US. Those studies are used by local government to craft policy responses and allocate scarce resources based on local conditions. He also has conducted studies of mortgage foreclosures and abusive lending practices. His work supported civil rights and consumer protection cases brought by federal, state and local governments. Dr. Goldstein also led efforts to evaluate the impact of various federal, state and local community development interventions, and the creation of Reinvestment Fund’s approach to analyzing gaps in access to high-quality childcare.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Goldstein has been a Lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania’s Urban Studies program. He instructs undergraduates and graduate students in research methods, statistics, and housing policy. Recently, Dr. Goldstein was named a Fellow with the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR).