V. Joseph Hotz is the Arts and Sciences Professor of Economics at Duke University. He has held faculty positions at Carnegie Mellon, the University of Chicago, and UCLA. His areas of research include economics of the family, economic demography, labor economics, applied econometrics, and social program evaluation. His past work has analyzed the relationship between married women’s labor force participation and childbearing; costs and consequences of teenage childbearing; the returns to work and schooling experiences in life cycle wages; the effects of the EITC on the labor force attachment; the impacts of state regulations on the availability and quality of child care services in America; and the use of subjective expectations to model college and occupational choices. More recently, his work has focused on the role of families in the intergenerational transmission of economic attainment, and the intergenerational consequences of disparities in morbidity and mortality health for America’s families.
Hotz’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). He is the principal investigator of the NIA-funded Add Health Parent Study, a study of intergenerational linkages in health and health behaviors, cognition and financial and time transfers between parents and the adult children in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), and co-principal investigator of the NIA-funded study of the impacts of intergenerational transfers of time and money on the well-being of families in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).
Hotz received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and the Society of Labor Economists.