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Harry J. Holzer

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Harry J. Holzer

Harry J. Holzer is the LaFarge SJ Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research. He is also a former Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Over most of his career, Professor Holzer's research has focused on the low-wage labor market. He has analyzed the quality of jobs and employer hiring behaviors, and the skills and job-seeking efforts of workers in that market. He has written extensively about the employment challenges of African American youth and men (particularly those with criminal records), advancement prospects for the working poor, and workforce policy more broadly. He has also written on policy issues such as the minimum wage, welfare reform, affirmative action, immigration policy, and education and training for middle-skill jobs.

Dr. Holzer received his AB from Harvard in 1978 and his PhD in economics, also from Harvard, in 1983.