John LaFarge Jr. SJ Professor of Public Policy
McCourt School of Public Policy
Harry Holzer is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and the LaFarge SJ Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown. He previously served as Chief Economist for the U.S. Department of Labor and professor of economics at Michigan State University. Holzer’s research has focused primarily on the low-wage labor market, and particularly the problems of minority workers in urban areas. His recent research surrounds job quality, workers in the labor market, and how job quality affects the employment prospects of the disadvantaged as well as worker inequality and insecurity more broadly. He has also written extensively about the employment problems of disadvantaged men, advancement prospects for the working poor, and general workforce policy.
Harry Holzer's Research Interests
- Low-income workers and job availability
- Minority youth unemployment
- Community college and workforce development