Robert Moffitt

Professor of Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Robert Moffitt is the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He holds a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Prior to assuming his positions at Hopkins, he was Professor of Economics at Brown University and was also a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Maryland, and worked for several years at Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

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. He received his PhD in Economics from Brown University.