V. Joseph Hotz

Arts and Sciences Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center

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.

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

Selected Publications

Wiemers, Emily E., Judith A. Seltzer, Robert F. Schoeni, V Joseph Hotz, and Suzanne M. Bianchi. “Stepfamily Structure and Transfers Between Generations in U.S. Families..” Demography 56, no. 1 (February 2019): 229–60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13524-018-0740-1.
Hotz, V Joseph, Emily Wiemers, Joshua Rasmussen, and Kate Maxwell. “The Role of Parental Wealth and Income in Financing Children's College Attendance and its Consequences,” October 2018.
Ashworth, Jared, V Joseph Hotz, Arnaud Maurel, and Tyler Ransom. “Changes Across Cohorts in Wage Returns to Schooling and Early Work Experiences,” May 27, 2018.
Hotz, V Joseph, Per Johansson, and Arizo Karimi. “Parenthood, Family Friendly Firms, and the Gender Gaps in Early Work Careers,” December 2017.
Ashworth, Jared, V Joseph Hotz, Arnaud Maurel, and Tyler Ransom. “Changes Across Cohorts in Wage Returns to Schooling and Early Work Experiences,” December 2017.

Selected Grants

Add Health Parent Study: Phase I awarded by National Institutes of Health 2013 - 2019

Panel Study of Income Dynamics awarded by University of Michigan 2012 - 2018

NCRN-MN:Triangle Census Research Network awarded by National Science Foundation 2011 - 2016

Preferences and Economic Decision-Making awarded by National Institutes of Health 2005 - 2012