Tom Hertz

Assistant Professor of Economics at American University

Tom Hertz is an Assistant Professor of Economics at American University, with a PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He studies labour, health, education, and agriculture in 1st, 2nd and 3rd-world countries. Past research includes work on the costs of care for HIV, the returns to schooling, the effects of minimum wages, race and gender-based wage differentials, and the intergenerational transmission of economic status. Current projects include work on the Rockefeller Index of Economic Security, intergenerational mobility in premodern societies, and the changing nature of rural non-farm employment around the world.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey