Robert Moffitt

Krieger-Eisenhower Chaired Professor of Economics

Department of Economics
Johns Hopkins University

Robert Moffitt is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. His research interests are in the areas of labor economics and applied microeconometrics, with a special focus on the economics of issues relating to the low-income population in the U.S.. A large portion of his research in labor economics has concerned the labor supply decisions of female heads of family and its response to the U.S. welfare system. Moffitt has also published research on other safety net programs, the labor supply and family structure effects of social insurance programs, and the U.S. income tax system.

Robert Moffitt's Research Interests

  • Effects of welfare reform
  • Program evaluation methodology
  • Trends in U.S. welfare system

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