V. Joseph Hotz is the Arts & Sciences Professor of Economics at Duke University, where he joined the faculty in 2007. Hotz received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He previously held faculty positions at UCLA, the University of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon University. Hotz is a fellow of the Econometric Society and currently serves as a member of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council’s Committee on National Statistics. He has served as a co-editor of the Journal of Human Resources and the Journal of Labor Economics.
Hotz’s fields of interest include labor economics, the economics of the family, applied econometrics and program evaluation. He has published papers examining the relationship between the labor force participation and childbearing patterns of married women in the United States, the costs and consequences of teenage childbearing in the U.S; the effects of manpower and welfare-to-work training programs; econometric methods for estimating dynamic-discrete choice models; various aspects of the child care market in the U.S.; the impacts of early work and schooling experiences on subsequent labor market success; and the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit in the U.S. His current and past research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in June 2008.