Harry Holzer is a public policy professor at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. He has served as the Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor and has been a faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy.
Over most of his career, Holzer's research has focused primarily on the low-wage labor market, and particularly the problems of minority workers in urban areas. In recent years he has worked on the quality of jobs as well as 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.
Holzer's research on urban poverty and social policy has been funded by grants from the Joyce Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Upjohn Institute, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Mott Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and the Public Policy Institute of California.
Holzer received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in economics from Harvard.
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