Hilary Hoynes
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities. My research specializes in the study of poverty, inequality, food and nutrition programs, and the impacts of government tax and transfer programs on low income families.

Policy Implications from Rising Economic Inequality

November 13, 2018

The Issue:

A marked increase in income inequality has been a defining characteristic of the U.S. economy of the past several decades. Progressive tax policy and a social safety net that invests in those at the bottom of the income distribution play a role in mitigating widening inequality in the United States. ...
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The Success of the Earned Income Tax Credit

May 8, 2017

The Issue:

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a major anti-poverty program that benefits both children and adults. It is a program with wide bipartisan support since, by providing a tax credit to lower-income working families in a way that incentivizes work, it both promotes greater labor force participation ...
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