V. Joseph Hotz

Arts and Sciences Professor of Economics

External Address: 
243 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097
Phone: 
(919) 660-1841

Professor Hotz specializes in the subjects of applied econometrics, labor economics, economic demography, and economics of the family. His studies have investigated the impacts of social programs, such as welfare-to-work training; the relationship between childbearing patterns and labor force participation of U.S. women; the effects of teenage pregnancy; the child care market; the Earned Income Tax Credit; and other such subjects. He began conducting his studies in 1977, and has since published his work extensively in books and leading academic journals. Many of his projects have been funded by grants awarded by the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation. He is currently completing a project with Duncan Thomas on, “Preference and Economic Decision-Making” under a grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. His recent works also include, “Tax Policy and Low-Wage Labor Markets: New Work on Employment, Effectiveness and Administration” with John Karl Scholz and Charles Mullin; and “Designing New Models to Explain Family Change and Variation” with S. Philip Morgan. Along with his duties as an independent researcher, Professor Hotz has also held positions as a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the National Poverty Center, the Institute for the Study of Labor, and the Institute for Research on Poverty. He is presently a member of the Committee on National Statistics for the National Academy of Sciences’ Research Council.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1980
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1977
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame 1972

Arcidiacono, P, Hotz, V, Maurel, A, and Romano, T. "Recovering Ex Ante Returns and Preferences for Occupations Using Subjective Expectations Data." Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper, no. 178 (October 1, 2014). (Working Paper) Open Access Copy

Add Health Parent Study: Phase I awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2018

Panel Study of Income Dynamics awarded by University of Michigan (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2017

NCRN-MN:Triangle Census Research Network awarded by National Science Foundation (Co Investigator). 2011 to 2016

Preferences and Economic Decision-Making awarded by National Institutes of Health (Investigator). 2005 to 2012