Professor, Department of Economics
Co-Editor, American Economic Review.
Professor Hoynes received her undergraduate degree from Colby College in 1983 and her PhD from Stanford University in 1992. She arrived at UC Davis in 2000 after eight years at UC Berkeley.
Hoynes specializes in the study of poverty, inequality, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low income families. Current projects include evaluating the impact of the Great Recession across demographic groups, examining the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on infant health, and estimating impacts of U.S. food and nutrition programs on labor supply, health and human capital accumulation. Her work has been published in many prestigious journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, AEJ Applied, the Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Public Economics.
Her work has been funded by the National Institute on Aging; the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development; the U.S. Department of Agriculture; the Institute for Research on Poverty; and the Joint Center for Poverty Research. In addition to her faculty appointment, Hoynes has research affiliations at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Hoynes currently serves on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program and the Advisory Committee for NSF's Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences.