Professor Hilary Hoynes, a noted public finance and labor economist currently at the University of California, Davis, will join the GSPP faculty on July 1, 2013. She will also have an appointment in the Economics Department. She will hold the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities.
Professor Hoynes studies poverty, inequality, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low income families. Her current projects include evaluating the impact of the Great Recession across demographic groups, examining the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on infant health, and estimating impacts of U.S. food and nutrition programs on labor supply, health and human capital accumulation.
Her work has been published in numerous prestigious journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, AEJ Applied, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Public Economics. Professor Hoynes is also co-editor of the leading journal in economics, the American Economic Review.