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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