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A CIRANO Associate Researcher and Fellow since 2001, Jennifer Hunt is Professor at Rutgers University. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and is on the Scientific Advisory Council of the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung.
Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, she has been at Rutgers since 2011 after previous positions at McGill University (2004-2011), the Université de Montréal (2001-2004) and Yale (1992-2001). From 2013-2015 she was first Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, then Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Her current research focuses on immigration and wage inequality, while past research has also encompassed unemployment, the science and engineering workforce, the transition from communism, crime and corruption.