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K-State Today

April 18, 2012



Joe Tiao Lecture on Economic Issues Thursday

By Bill Blankenau

Hilary Hoynes, professor of economics at the University of California-Davis, will give the Joe Tiao Lecture on Economic Issues at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Big 12 Room of the K-State Student Union. Her presentation will be "Poverty: Facts, Causes and Consequences." This lecture is open to the public.

The Joe Tiao Lecture Series, initiated in 2006, enables the K-State department of economics to bring internationally acclaimed economists to campus each year. Each Joe Tiao Lecturer presents two lectures at K-State: a public lecture on an economics issue of current interest and a more technical seminar in the economics department. Hoynes' department seminar will be "Income, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and Infant Health."

Professor 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 and estimating impacts of U.S. food and nutrition programs on labor supply, health and human capital accumulation.

Her work is widely published and she serves as co-editor of the prestigious American Economic Review. 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. Hoynes has research affiliations at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. She also serves on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program and the Advisory Committee for National Science Foundation's Directorate for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences.

Hoynes received her doctorate from Stanford University in 1992. Her professional experience includes assistant professor at University of California at Berkeley, visiting professor at University College London and research fellow at National Bureau of Economic Research.