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Julie Hotchkiss

Research Economist and Senior Policy Adviser

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470
404-498-8198
julie.l.hotchkiss@atl.frb.org

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  • Biography

    Julie Hotchkiss is a research economist and senior policy adviser in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Her major fields of study are earnings and employment differentials across different groups of workers, variations in employment and earnings across time, and policy implications of changes in labor supply. She also contributes to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.

    Dr. Hotchkiss also serves as the executive director of the Atlanta Census Research Data Center (ACRDC). The ACRDC is in a secure physical location, housed in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where researchers can access nonpublic census data and data from other agencies. Eight regional research institutions support the ACRDC.

    Prior to joining the Bank in 2003, Dr. Hotchkiss was professor of economics at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. She began teaching as a senior associate and assistant professor of economics at the Policy Research Center at Georgia State University in 1989. She maintains an appointment as adjunct professor of economics in the Andrew Young School at Georgia State.

    Dr. Hotchkiss has published her research in various journals, including Applied Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and the American Economic Review. She is a member of the American Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, the Society of Labor Economists, and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession. She has served as a coeditor for the Southern Economic Journal and the Eastern Economic Journal, and as a member of the boards of both the Southern Economic Association and the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

    A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Hotchkiss received bachelor of arts degrees in economics and French from Willamette University. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees in economics at Cornell University.

  • Research

    Publications: Refereed Scholarly

    Hotchkiss, Julie L.; Robert E. Moore; and Fernando Rios-Avila. "Reevaluation of the Employment Impact of the 1996 Summer Olympic games." Southern Economic Journal (forthcoming).

    Hotchkiss, Julie L.; Myriam Quispe-Agnoli; and Fernando Rios-Avila. "The Wage Impact of Undocumented Workers." Southern Economic Journal (forthcoming).

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Adjusted EPOP as an Indicator of Labor Market Strength." Research in Applied Economics 6(3): 253–70.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L.; M. Melinda Pitts; and Fernando Rios-Avila. "A Search for Evidence of Skill Mismatch in the Aftermath of the Great Recession." Applied Economics Letters 21(9): 587–92 (online March 2014).

    Brown, J. David; Serife Genc; Julie L. Hotchkiss; and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli. "Undocumented Workers' Employment across the U.S. Business Cycle." Contemporary Economic Policy 32(3) (July 2014): 653–70.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Fernando Rios-Avila. "Identifying Factors Behind the Decline in the U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate." Business & Economic Research 3(1) (June 2013): 257–75.

    Brown, J. David; Julie L. Hotchkiss; and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli. "Does Employing Undocumented Workers Give Firms a Competitive Advantage?" Journal of Regional Science 53(1) (February 2013): 158–70.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli. "The Expected Impact of State Immigration Legislation on Labor Market Outcomes." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 32(1) (Winter 2013): 34–59.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L.; Robert E. Moore; and Fernando Rios-Avila. "Assessing the Welfare Impact Tax Reform: A Case Study of the 2001 U.S. Tax Cut." Review of Income and Wealth 58(2) (June 2012): 233–56.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. and John C. Robertson. "Asymmetric Labor Force Participation Decisions." Applied Economics 44(16) (June 2012): 2065–71.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L.; M. Melinda Pitts; and Mary Beth Walker. "Labor Force Exit Decisions of New Mothers" Review of Economics of the Household 9(3) (2011): 397–414.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. and M. Melinda Pitts. "The Demand Side of the Penalty for Intermittent Labour Market Behavior" Applied Economics Letters 17(6) (April 2010): 531–5.

    Graham, Mary L. and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "A More Proactive Approach to Addressing Gender-Related Employment Disparities in the United States." Gender in Management: an International Journal 24(8) (2009): 577–95.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Olga Pavlova. "The Impact of 9/11 on Hours of Work in the U.S." Applied Economics Letters 16(10) (July 2009): 999–1003.

    Fitzpatrick, Jill Marie Gunderson and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "Job Separation Outcomes of Welfare Hires: Insight from Linked Personnel and State Administrative Data." Contemporary Economic Policy 27(2) (April 2009): 137–46.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L.; M. Melinda Pitts; and John C. Robertson. "The Push-Pull Effects of the Information Technology Boom and Bust: Insight from State Administrative Data." Economic Development Quarterly 22(3) (August 2008): 200–12.

    Gunderson, Jill Marie, and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "Job Separation Behavior of WOTC Hires: Results from a Unique Case Study." Social Service Review 81 (June 2007): 317–42.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and M. Melinda Pitts. "The Role of Labor Market Intermittency in Explaining Gender Wage Differentials." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings (May 2007): 417–21.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., M. Melinda Pitts, and John C. Robertson. "Earnings on the Information Technology Roller Coaster: Insight from Matched Employer-Employee Data." Southern Economic Journal 73 (October 2006): 342–61.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., Robert E. Moore, and M. Melinda Pitts. "Freshman Learning Communities, College Performance, and Retention." Education Economics 14 (June 2006): 197–210.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and M. Melinda Pitts. "Female Labor Force Intermittency and Current Earnings: A Switching Regression Model with Unknown Sample Selection." Applied Economics 37 (March 2005): 545–60.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Do Husbands and Wives Pool Their Resources? Further Evidence." Journal of Human Resources 40 (Spring 2005): 519–31.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "A Closer Look at the Employment Impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act." Journal of Human Resources 39 (Fall 2004): 887–911.

    Bollinger, Christopher R., and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "The Upside Potential of Hiring Risky Workers: Evidence from the Baseball Industry." Journal of Labor Economics 22 (October 2003): 923–44.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and M. Melinda Pitts. "At What Level of Labor Market Intermittency are Women Penalized?" American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 93 (May 2003): 233–37.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., Robert E. Moore, and Stephanie Zobay. "Impact of the 1996 summer Olympic Games on Employment and Wages in Georgia." Southern Economic Journal 69 (January 2003): 691–704.

    Graham, Mary E., and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "Systematic Assessment of Employer Equal Employment Opportunity Efforts as a Means of Reducing the Gender Earnings Gap." Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 12 (Fall 2002); 169–201.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and Robert E. Moore. "Changes in Welfare of Two-Earner Families Across the Income Distribution, 1983–1993." Applied Economics Letters 9 (June 2002): 429–31.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Endogeneity of Tenure in the Determination of Quit Behavior." Applied Economics Letters 9 (March 2002): 231–33.

    Graham, Mary E., Julie L. Hotchkiss, and Barry Gerhart. "Discrimination by Parts: A Fixed-effects Analysis of Starting Pay Differentials Across Gender." Eastern Economic Journal 26 (Winter 2000): 9–27.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., David L. Sjoquist, and Stephanie Zobay. "Employment Impact of Inner-city Development Projects: The Case of Underground Atlanta." Urban Studies 36 (June 1999): 1079–93.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and Robert E. Moore. "On the Evidence of a Working Spouse Penalty in the Managerial Labor Market." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 52 (April 1999): 410–23. Nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research by the Center for Families at Purdue University.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "The Effect of Transitional Employment on the Duration of Search: A Selectivity Approach." Atlantic Economic Journal 27 (March 1999): 38–52.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Cross-sectional Evidence for the Job-Matching Model." Applied Economics Letters 5 (February 1998): 121–25.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., Mary Mathewes Kassis, and Robert E. Moore. "Running Hard and Falling Behind: A Welfare Analysis of Two-Earner Families." Journal of Population Economics 10[3] (1997): 237–50.

    Averett, Susan L., and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "Female Labor Supply with a Discontinuous, Non-Convex Budget Constraint:Incorporation of a Full-Time/Part-Time Wage Differential." Review of Economics and Statistics 79 (August 1997): 461–70.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and Robert E. Moore. "Gender Compensation Differentials in Jamaica." Economic Development and Cultural Change 44 (April 1996): 657—676.

    Averett, Susan L., and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "Discrimination in the Payment of Full-Time Wage Premiums." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 49 (January 1996): 287–301.

    Grace, Martin F., and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "External Impacts on the Property-Liability Insurance Cycle." Journal of Risk and Insurance 62 (December 1995): 738–754.

    Averett, Susan L., and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "The Probability of Receiving Benefits at Different Hours of Work." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 85 (May 1995): 276–80.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., Robert E. Moore, and Mark Rockel. "Export Expansion and Growth at Different Stages of Development." Journal of Economic Development 19 (June 1994): 87–105.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and Robert E. Moore. "The Relative Effects of Unemployment Insurance Parameters on Transitional Labor Supply Decisions." Eastern Economic Journal 20 (Winter 1994): 21&#ndash;32.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Search Duration and Intermediate, Transitional Work," in Proceedings of Winter Meetings, Industrial Relations Research Association, Madison: IRRA (1992): 630–36.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "The Definition of Part-Time Employment: A Switching Regression Model With Unknown Sample Selection." International Economic Review 32 (November 1991): 899–917. Abstracted in the Journal of Economic Literature 30 (June 1992): 1241.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "A Time Series Analysis of Disaggregate U.S. Unemployment." Journal of Macroeconomics 13 (Fall 1991): 701–11.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "The Relative Effects of Unemployment Insurance Parameters on Search Strategy." Economics Letters 35 (January 1991): 95–98.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Compensation Policy and Firm Performance: An Annotated Bibliography of Machine-Readable Data Files." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 43 (February 1990): 274S–289S. Reprinted in Do Compensation Policies Matter?, ed. Ronald G. Ehrenberg, 274–89. Ithaca: ILR Press, 1990.

    Wright, Randall, and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "A General Model of Unemployment Insurance With and Without Short-Time Compensation." In Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 9, ed. Ronald G. Ehrenberg, 91–131. Connecticut: JAI Press, 1988.

    Publications: Books and Book Chapters

    Kaufman, Bruce E., and Julie L. Hotchkiss. The Economics of Labor Markets. Fort Worth, TX: Dryden Press: 1999 (Fifth ed.), 2003 (Sixth ed.), 2006 (Seventh ed.).

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., Christopher King, and Peter Mueser. "Determinants of Welfare Exit and Employment," In Christopher King and Peter Mueser, Welfare and Work: Experiences in Six Cities. Kalamazoo, Mich.: W.E. Upjohn (2005).

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. The Labor Market Experience of Workers with Disabilities: The ADA and Beyond. Kalamazoo, Mich.: W.E. Upjohn, 2003.

    Publications: Non-refereed and Other

    Federal Reserve Publications

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Menbere Shiferaw."Decomposing the Education Wage Gap: Everything but the Kitchen Sink." Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review 93(4) (July/August 2011): 243–71.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Changes in the Aggregate Labor Force Participation Rate." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review (2009 Q4): 1–6.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. and Menbere Shiferaw. "Econ 101: What's in a name?" EconSouth (2009 Q1).

    Smith, William R., and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "After the Boom, Housing Affordability a Growing Challenge." EconSouth (2007 Q1).

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Changes in Behavioral and Characteristic Determination of Female Labor Force Participation, 1975–2005" Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review (Q2 2006): 1–20.

    DeBacker, Jason, Julie Hotchkiss, Melinda Pitts, and John Robertson. "It's Who You Are and What You Do: Explaining the IT Industry Wage Premium" Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review (Q3 2005): 37–45.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Employment Growth and Labor Force Participation: How Many Jobs Are Enough?" Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review (Q1 2005): 1–13.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Economics 101: Demand and Supply." EconSouth (Q1 2005): 1–2.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Labor Market Lessons from Georgia's Temp Workers." EconSouth (Q2 2004): 12–17.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "Growing Part-Time Employment among Disabled Workers: Marginalization or Opportunity?" Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Economic Review (Q3 2004): 24–40.

    Reports, Unpublished Working Papers, and Other

    Julie L. Hotchkiss, Robert E. Moore, Fernando Rios-Avila, and Melissa R. Trussell."Changes in Family Welfare from 1994 to 2012: A Tale of Two Decades." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2014-26 (December 2014).
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (2 MB)

    Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts, and Mary Beth Walker."Impact of First-Birth Career Interruption on Earnings: Evidence from Administrative Data." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2014-23 (November 2014).
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (717 KB)

    Julie L. Hotchkiss, Robert E. Moore, and Fernando Rios-Avila. "Family Welfare and the Great Recession" Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2014-10 (August 2014).
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (2,329 KB)

    Nicole Baerg, Julie L. Hotchkiss, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli."Unauthorized Immigration and Electoral Outcomes." off-site Usery Workplace Research Paper WP 2014-2-2 (February 2014).

    Julie L. Hotchkiss. "Adjusted Employment-to-Population Ratio as an Indicator of Labor Market Strength" Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2014-8 (August 2014).
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (1.5 MB)

    Julie L. Hotchkiss and M. Melinda Pitts. "Even One Is Too Much: The Economic Consequences of Being a Smoker" Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2013-3 (July 2013).
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (808 KB)

    Julie L. Hotchkiss, M. Melinda Pitts, and Mary Beth Walker. "To Work or Not to Work: The Economics of a Mother's Dilemma." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2011-2 (March 2011).
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (189 KB)

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and Robert E. Moore. "Assessing the Welfare Impact of the 2001 Tax Reform on Dual-Earner Families." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2007-27 (December 2007).
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (361 KB)

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., M. Melinda Pitts, and John C. Robertson. "Wage Gains among Job Changers across the Business Cycle: Insight from State Administrative Data." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2004-19 (August 2004).
    Abstract | Full text in PDF (1.1 MB)

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., M. Melinda Pitts, and John C. Robertson. "The Ups and Downs of Jobs in Georgia: What Can We Learn about Employment Growth from State Administrative Data?" Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Working Paper 2003-38 (December 2003).

    Baj, John, Julie L. Hotchkiss, Christopher T. King, Peter R. Mueser, Phillip S. Rokicki, and David W. Stevens. Urban Welfare-to-Work Transitions in the 1990s: Patterns in Six Urban Areas. Report delivered to the U.S. Department of Labor, ETA, Office of Policy and Research, Division of Research and Demonstration, under DOL Agreement K-6558-8-00-80-60, January 2001. Fiscal Research Program Report No. 57 (April 2001).

    Olson, Jerome A., Christopher T. King, Julie L. Hotchkiss, Peter R. Mueser, Phillip S. Rokicki, and David W. Stevens. Welfare-to-Work Transitions in Five Urban Areas: Initial Results from the Pooled Multivariate Analysis. Report delivered to the U.S. Department of Labor, ETA, Office of Policy and Research, Division of Research and Demonstration, under DOL Agreement K-6558-8-00-60, March 2000.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., Christopher T. King, Peter R. Mueser, Phillip S. Rokicki, and David W. Stevens. Urban Welfare-to-Work Transitions in the 1990s: A First Look. Report delivered to the U.S. Department of Labor, ETA, Office of Policy and Research, Division of Research and Demonstration, under DOL Agreement K-6558-8-00-80-60, December 1999.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and Paul K. Nieminen. The Problem of School-to-Work Transition in Metropolitan Atlanta: Part II. Atlanta: Research Atlanta, Inc., July 1994.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., and Paul K. Nieminen. The Problem of School-to-Work Transition in Metropolitan Atlanta: Part I. Atlanta: Research Atlanta, Inc., June 1993.

    Other

    Rios-Avila, Fernando and Julie L. Hotchkiss. "A Decade of Flat Wages?" Levy Institute Policy Note (2014/4).

    Hotchkiss, Julie L., Robert E. Moore, and Fernando Rios-Avila. "Assessing the Welfare Impact Tax Reform: A Case Study of the 2001 U.S. Tax Cut: A Corrigendum." Review of Income and Wealth (forthcoming, online January 2014).

    Book Reviews

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. "A Brewing Battle? A Review of The Coming Jobs War." EconSouth (2012 Q2): 28–29.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. Review of Losing Work, Moving On: International Perspectives on Worker Displacement, by Peter J. Kuhn, ed. In Eastern Economic Journal (Winter 2005) and EconSouth (Spring 2004).

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. Review of Joan Robinson and the Americans, by Marjorie S. Turner. In CSWEP Newsletter (October 1991): 8–9.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. Review of Unemployment, Vacancies and Local Labor Markets, by Harry J. Holzer. In Industrial and Labor Relations Review 44 (January 1991): 373–74.

    Hotchkiss, Julie L. Review of Conditions of Work Digest, Vol. 8, No. 1: Part-Time Work, by Joseph E. Thurman and Gabriele Trah. In Industrial and Labor Relations Review 43 (July 1990): 653–54.

    Blog Postings

    "And the Winner is...Full-time Employment," macroblog (November 24, 2014)

    "The Implications of Flat or Declining Real Wages for Inequality," macroblog (June 30, 2014)

    "Atlanta Fed's Jobs Calculator Drills Down to the State," macroblog (November 14, 2013)

    "Behavior's Place in the Labor Force Participation Rate Debate," macroblog (May 10, 2013)

    "Building a Better Jobs Calculator: Choose Your Own Payroll/Household Employment Ratio," macroblog (May 3, 2013)

    "What If...? Looking Beyond this Month's Jobs Numbers," macroblog (March 9, 2012)

    "How Many Jobs Does It Take? Introducing the Atlanta Fed's Jobs Calculator," macroblog (March 2, 2012)

    "Employment: Some Good News, Some Bad News," macroblog (February 3, 2012)

    "Another Side of the Administration's Tax Plan," macroblog (March 11, 2009)

    "Higher Unemployment: Labor Force Effects versus Job Loss Effects," macroblog (December 19, 2008)

     

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Education

    Ph.D.: Cornell University, Economics, 1989
    Dissertation: "Econometric Issues and Analyses of the Part-time Employed"
    Specializations: Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Applied Microeconomics

    M.A.: Cornell University, Economics, 1988

    B.A.: Willamette University, Economics and French, 1985

    Work Experience

    2014–present: Research Economist and Senior Policy Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    2010–present: Executive Director, Atlanta Census Research Data Center

    2005–present: Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics
    Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University

    2005–2014: Research Economist and Policy Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    2003–2005: Research Economist and Associate Policy Adviser
    Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

    1996–2005: Associate Professor of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University
    (Promoted to Full Professor in 2005)

    1997–2005: Director, Georgia Administrative Data Project, Fiscal Research Program, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies,
    Georgia State University

    1989–1996: Senior Associate and Assistant Professor of Economics, Policy Research Center, Georgia State University

    Research Department:

    • External Review Committee (2014–15)
    • Committee for the Assessment of Research Productivity (2010–11)
    • Management of long-term internship agreement with Georgia State University (2008–present)
    • Regional team representative for scheduling seminars (2007–09)
    • FOMC briefing support (2005–present)
    • Member, Library Acquisitions Committee (2004–06)

    Professional Service Activities

    Vice President, Southern Economic Association (2014–present)
    Southern Representative Board Member, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (2008–10)
    Member, Board of Trustees of the Southern Economic Association (2005–09)
    Co-editor, Southern Economic Journal (2003–06)
    Associate Editor, Eastern Economic Journal (2002–05)
    Referee for the National Science Foundation (1994–2002)
    Referee for the Israel Science Foundation (2007)

    Referee for the following academic journals: American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Journal: Public Policy, Applied Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Demography, Eastern Economic Journal, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Inquiry, Economic Modeling, Economics of Education Review, Fiscal Studies, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Sports Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Labour Economics, Urban Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Policy Studies Journal, Review of Economics and Statistics, Public Finance Review, Small Business Economics, Southern Economic Journal

    Discussant: American Economic Association Meetings (January 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010); Western Economic Association Meetings (June 1991, 1993, 1997, 2008, 2010), Southern Economic Association Meetings (November 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014), Society of Labor Economists (2002, 2004), Federal Reserve System Regional Analysis Conference (2003), Federal Reserve Committee on Applied Microeconomics Conference (2003, 2006, 2011), American Society of Hispanic Economists (2010), Hispanic Economic Issues Conference (2014).

    Session organizer and/or chair: Federal Reserve System Applied Microeconomics Conference (2007), Southern Economic Association Meetings (2004–14), American Economic Association Meetings (1993, 2009), Society of Labor Economists (2002, 2006), Eastern Economic Association Meetings (February 2003, 2005), Public Policies and Child Well-Being conference (Stone Mountain, GA, May 2006), Southeastern Health Economics Study Group (Columbia, SC, October 2005).

    Recent Media Exposure

    • Interviewed in 2014 by David Moberg (In These Times, labor force participation), Jon McClure (Dallas Morning News, undocumented workers)
    • Interviewed in 2013 by Jamila Trindle (Wall Street Journal, immigration policy), Rich Miller (Bloomberg, labor force participation), Jason Lang (ThompsonReuters, labor force participation), Joyce Rosenberg (AP News, immigration policy), Karey Perkins (Georgia State University Publication, labor force participation)
    • Interviewed in 2011 by Joseph Light (Wall Street Journal, employment situation), Alyssa Locklar (The Crimson White, current labor market issues)
    • Interviewed about Census Research Data Center for Decatur News Online, an internet news source (November 2010)
    • Interviewed in 2009 by Michael Kanell (Atlanta Journal–Constitution, employment situation in Atlanta), Chas Sisk (The Tennessean, manufacturing employment loss in Tennessee)
    • Quoted in Congressional Research Quarterly on the declining labor force participation rate (May 2008)
    • Testified before a hearing of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on issues related to the impact of illegal immigration on black workers (April 2008)
    • Results from "The Labor Market Experience and Impact of Undocumented Workers" (with Myriam Quispe-Agnoli) featured on Wall Street Journal blog (February 2008)
    • Interviewed in 2008 by Frank Mastropolo (20/20, employment impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act), Steve Frayne (developer of Chicago2016.com website, merits of bringing the Olympics to Chicago in 2016), Jefferson Pestronk (Parthenon Group, movement in per capita income in Georgia)

    Professional Affiliations

    Member of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, Usery Workplace Research Group, and the Society of Labor Economists.