V. Joseph Hotz Elected as Society of Labor Economists Fellow

Professor V. Joseph Hotz

Professor V. Joseph Hotz has been named a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists (SOLE). The honorary title is given to those who have made “contributions of unusual distinction” to the field of labor economics.

Among these contributions are Hotz’s work with former colleague Robert Miller (Carnegie Mellon University) on methods for modeling dynamic, discrete choice phenomena. This line of research is one which Hotz said he is very proud, and it has impacted not only labor economics but also other fields, most notably industrial organization.

“I am honored to be elected a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists,” Hotz said. “It is always nice to be recognized for one’s research, but it means a lot to me to be recognized by the leaders in one’s primary field of study. In short, I greatly appreciate the recognition for this and other work I have done by the existing fellows of the Society.”

Hotz, along with Professor Hilary Hoynes (University of California, Berkeley), were elected by the current SOLE fellows for their career achievements, and their election was announced in the plenary session of the 2018 SOLE Meetings on May 4 in Toronto, Canada.