Dr. Daniel Enemark is Chief Economist at the San Diego Regional Policy& Innovation Center (PIC). He leads an interdisciplinary team of research scientists assessing regional challenges and identifying policy and investment priorities. Daniel is a leading voice advocating for a more equitable labor market in San Diego, sharing economic analysis through public presentations and media engagements.
Daniel brings15 years of experience as an academic, consultant and executive, most recently as Chief Economist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. At the Partnership he helped design and evaluate programs, advocated for policy reforms to reduce racial inequity and produced actionable research for the region’s anchor institutions. Daniel led research behind San Diego County’s plan to expand the behavioral health system and collaborated with peers at MIT and Duke University to develop innovative financial tools for addressing the nation’s debt crisis.
Daniel has published peer-reviewed scholarship on policy analysis, behavioral economic and econometrics, including in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, and taught these subjects to Ph.D. students at the University of California, San Diego and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. For five years he managed an interdisciplinary lab, overseeing software programmers, translators, graduate students and undergraduate assistants, and conducted over 100 human-subject experiments in Southern California and Sub-Saharan Africa.
In his community, Daniel has served as a math tutor for refugee students at Crawford High, as an alternative caregiver for foster youth, and has provided pro bono consulting for nonprofits. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.