Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities
Hilary Hoynes is a professor of public policy and economics and holds the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the University of California, Berkeley where she also co-directs the Berkeley Opportunity Lab. Her research focuses on poverty, inequality, food and nutrition programs, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low income families. She is a member of the American Academy of Art and Sciences and the National Academy of Social Insurance, and is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists. She has served as co-editor of the American Economic Review and the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and is on the editorial board of the American Economic Review: Insights.
She has served on the National Academy of Sciences committee on building an agenda to reduce the number of children in poverty by half in 10 years, the American Economic Association’s executive committee, the Federal Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Making, the advisory committee for the National Science Foundation, and the national advisory committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s scholars in health policy research program. In 2014, she received the Carolyn Shaw Bell Award from the committee on the status of the economics profession of the American Economic Association.