Hoynes is a professor of economics and public policy and holds the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at Berkeley. She is the co-editor of the leading journal in economics, the American Economic Review. Hoynes specializes in the study of poverty, inequality, food and nutrition programs, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low income families. Her work has been published in leading journals such as the The Review of Economics and Statistics, the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and Econometrica. Currently, Professor Hoynes is a member of the American Economic Association’s Executive Committee, the Federal Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Making, and the advisory committee of the Stanford Institute for Economic Research. In 2014 she received the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the Committee on the Status of the Economics Profession of the American Economic Association. Hoynes received her Ph.D. in economics from Stanford in 1992 and her undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Colby College in 1983. Prior to joining the Goldman School she was a professor of economics at UC Davis.