V. Joseph Joseph Hotz
Arts and Sciences Professor of Economics
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.
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1980
- M.S., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1977
- B.A., University of Notre Dame 1972
Hotz, VJ, Miller, RA, Sanders, S, and Smith, J. "A Simulation Estimator for Dynamic Models of Discrete Choice." The Review of Economic Studies 61, no. 2 (April 1, 1994): 265-289. Full Text
Hotz, VJ, and Miller, RA. "Conditional Choice Probabilities and the Estimation of Dynamic Models." The Review of Economic Studies 60, no. 3 (July 1993): 497-497. Full Text
BLAU, DM, and HOTZ, VJ. "SPECIAL ISSUE ON CHILD-CARE - INTRODUCTION." JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES 27, no. 1 (1992): 1-8.
Heckman, JJ, and Hotz, VJ. "Choosing among Alternative Nonexperimental Methods for Estimating the Impact of Social Programs: The Case of Manpower Training." Journal of the American Statistical Association 84, no. 408 (December 1989): 862-874. Full Text
Hotz, VJ, and Heckman, J. "Are Classical Experiments Necessary for Evaluating the Impact of Manpower Training Programs? A Critical Assessment." Industrial Relations Research Association Proceedings (June 1988): 291-302. (Journal issue)
HOTZ, VJ, and MILLER, RA. "AN EMPIRICAL-ANALYSIS OF LIFE-CYCLE FERTILITY AND FEMALE LABOR SUPPLY." ECONOMETRICA 56, no. 1 (January 1988): 91-118. Full Text Open Access Copy
Heckman, JJ, Hotz, VJ, and Dabos, M. "Do We Need Experimental Data To Evaluate the Impact of Manpower Training On Earnings?." Evaluation Review 11, no. 4 (August 1987): 395-427. Full Text
Heckman, J, and Walker, J. "The Influence of Early Fertility on Subsequent Births and the Importance of Controlling for Heterogeneity." Bulletin of the International Statistical Institute LI, no. 2 (August 1985). (Academic Article)