Jennifer Hunt is Professor in the Department of Economics at Rutgers University. She previously held positions at McGill University, the University of Montreal and Yale University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard in 1992 and her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and is affiliated with several other research institutes. She has done research in the areas of employment and unemployment policy, immigration, wage inequality, transition economics, crime and corruption. She is currently investigating high-skilled immigration to the United States.
She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 1999.