Henry R. Hyatt received a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2003 and a Ph.D in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2009. While a graduate student, he also worked as a Research Analyst in the Division of Workers Compensation in the California Department of Industrial Relations. In 2009 he joined the US Census Bureau, where he currently serves as a senior economist. His research interests focus on labor supply and demand, and his papers include applications to public economics, industrial organization, and macroeconomics. He joined IZA as a research fellow in August 2014 and serves in his personal capacity.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 9776
published in: Labour Economics, 2016, 41(1): 363-377

There has been a shift in the U.S. job tenure distribution toward longer-duration jobs since 2000. This change is apparent both in the tenure supplements to the Current Population Survey and the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics matched employer-employee data. A substantial portion of these changes are caused by the ageing of...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9693
Emin Dinlersoz, Henry R. Hyatt, Hubert P. Janicki

Young and small firms are typically matched with younger and nonemployed individuals, and they provide these workers with lower earnings compared to other firms. To explore the mechanisms behind these facts, a dynamic model of entrepreneurship is introduced, where individuals can choose not to work, become entrepreneurs, or work in...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8805
published in: Labour Economics, 2017, 46(1): 166-176

Rates of hiring and job separation fell by as much as a third in the U.S. between the late 1990s and the early 2010s. Half of this decline is associated with the declining incidence of jobs that start and end in the same calendar quarter, employment events that we call...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8416
published in: ILR Review, 2017, 70(3): 733-766

What type of businesses do unions target for organizing? A dynamic model of the union organizing process is constructed to answer this question. A union monitors establishments in an industry to learn about their productivity and decides which ones to organize and when. An establishment becomes unionized if the union...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7231
published in: IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2013, 2:5

In recent years, the rate at which workers and businesses exchange jobs has declined in the United States. Between 1998 and 2010, rates of job creation, job destruction, hiring, and separation declined dramatically, and the rate of job-to-job flows fell by about half. Little is known about the nature and...