Daniel Heil

Research Fellow
Biography: 

Daniel L. Heil is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His focus is on the history and future of federal anti-poverty programs. Heil’s primary interest is replacing failed policies with state and federal initiatives that alleviate poverty by encouraging work force participation and human capital development. His research examines the effect anti-poverty measures have on recipients and the extent the public supports various means-tested programs. Heil has written on the perils of telecommunication regulations in Is Regulation a Roadblock on the Information Highway from the Handbook of Research on Telecommunications Planning and Management for Business; and the economic effects of e-business in The Macroeconomic Impacts of E-Business on the Economy.

Heil graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a BA in economics. He received a master’s of public policy degree specializing in economics and American politics from Pepperdine University.

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The Politics of Envy

by Jeffrey M. Jones, Daniel Heilvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 13, 2009

Redistribution schemes can’t reduce income inequality. What can? Education, stable families, and work. By Jeffrey M. Jones and Daniel Heil.