Hilary Hoynes is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics and holds the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities. She is the co-editor of the leading journal in economics, American Economic Review. Hoynes received her undergraduate degree from Colby College and her PhD from Stanford University.
Hoynes is an economist and specializes in the study of poverty, inequality, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low income families. Current projects include evaluating the impact of the Great Recession across demographic groups, examining the impact of Head Start on cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes, examining the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on infant health, and estimating impacts of U.S. food and nutrition programs on labor supply, health and human capital accumulation.
In addition to her faculty appointment, Hoynes has research affiliations at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She sits on the Advisory Board of the Standord Institute for Economic Policy Research and previously has sat on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program and the Advisory Committee for the National Science Foundation, Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences. Prior to joining the Goldman School she was a Professor of Economics at UC Davis.
February 26, 2021: With One Move, Congress Could Lift Millions Of Children Out Of Poverty (KPCW)
February 26, 2021: Biden’s relief package should focus on low-income households say expert US economists (LSE US Centre)
February 19, 2021: Lawmakers Consider 2 Plans For Monthly Payments To Address Child Poverty (WUSF Public Media)
February 10, 2021: How should the US approach further pandemic relief? (CBR)
February 5, 2021: Overlooked in Biden's COVID-19 proposal: A push to cut child poverty in half (Los Angeles Times)
Sep. 13, 2018: Is California a Good Role Model? (NY Times)
Nov. 6, 2016: Applied Economics Seminar at the Graduate Center: Hilary Hoynes (CUNY)
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Aug. 29, 2016: 49 Million Americans Are Food Insecure—Here’s How One Company Is Trying To Fix That (Self Magazine Online)
Jun. 27, 2016: Food Access is Problem for Many Bears (Daily Cal)
Apr. 14, 2016: House Budget Cuts Would Weaken the Economy for Future Generations (Center for American Progress)
Apr. 12, 2016: Conservatives Must Realize That Redistribution Programs Help the Poor (Huffington Post Politics)
Feb. 26, 2016: Economists On Candidates' Proposals: Mostly Bad (NPR)
Jan. 27, 2016: FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Major Investments in Preventing Child Hunger (WhiteHouse.gov)
Jan. 21, 2016: Interview: Hilary Hoynes on food stamps in the U.S. (Video)