Senior Economist/Office of the Secretary/ASPE, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Former Economics Professor, Fulbright Scholar
Dr. Gilbert L. Crouse is a senior economist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1991 - present) serving in the Office of Human Services Policy within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation. Crouse specializes in analyzing the effects of changing economic and demographic conditions on the need for income assistance. He analyzes the program effectiveness of the various elements of the federal government's income assistance policies. His analyses are used by decision makers to shape policy choices relating to regulatory, budgetary, and legislative changes in family programs.
Crouse earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University in 1972 with concentrations in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics. He has taught at Purdue University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Kentucky where he taught micro and macroeconomics, money and banking, mathematical economics, statistics, and quantitative methods. In the mid-1970s Crouse spent two years as a Fulbright lecturer at National Taiwan University (Taiwan (PRC)).
Crouse has 25 years experience as an economics and business professor. Crouse has done research in the area of mathematical modeling and econometrics (has presented papers at the annual conventions of the American Economics Association, the Econometrics Society, the Eastern Economics Association and the Western Economics Association). He has administrative experience both as a corporate executive (employee benefits administrator, risk manager, and litigation coordinator for Avis Industrial Corporation) and as a university budget administrator (Vice President for Business and Finance of Taylor University).
Crouse has authored HHS reports dealing with family issues: “The Cost of Teenage Childbearing: Current Trends”, “Trends in Child Poverty, and Trends in Teenage Pregnancy”. He has made numerous presentations of his research at the annual conventions of the National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics and the American Statistical Association. His most recent research presentation analyzes the correlation between child poverty in the United States and family structure.