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Hunt, Jennifer
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Hunt, Jennifer


Ph.D. in Economics; BS in Electrical Engineering, Harvard, 1992

Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]

Other, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
She has done research in the areas of employment and unemployment policy, immigration, wage inequality, transition economics, crime and corruption. Her current research focuses on immigration and innovation in the United States, the U.S. science and engineering workforce, and the 2008-2009 recession in Germany.

Teaching Areas
Graduate labor economics
Undergraduate labor economics
Undergraduate income distribution
Undergraduate intermediate micro-economics
Undergraduate introductory micro-economics
Memberships and Professional Service
National Bureau of Economic Research, Research Associate
Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research Fellow
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA-Bonn), Research Fellow
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW-Berlin), Research Professor
Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration, External Fellow
Canadian Labour Market and Skills Research Network, Group Co-Director
Stanford Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Fellow
Centre de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Economie Quantitative, Fellow
Editorial board, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2010-present
Member, Executive Council of the Canadian Economics Association, 2009-present
Co-editor, Canadian Journal of Economics, 2001-2005
Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, 2006-Present
 Research institute for German Department of Labor
University of Geneva “Leading House”, 2007-Present
 Federally funded center for research in education economics
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, 2002-Present
 Johns Hopkins University
Wissenschaftsrat, 2000-2002
 Advises German federal and state governments on research and tertiary education
 Working group on state of German empirical economic research
Grants, Honors, and Awards
“Looking Beyond Native Men for Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, 2009-2012
“Using International Micro-data to Study the Determinants of Bribery”, 2006-2009
“Using International Data to Study the Determinants of Crime”, 2003-2006
Keynote speaker at INSIDE third annual immigration conference, 2009
Innis Lecturer at the Canadian Economics Association Meetings, 2004
DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German Studies, 2001
Best Paper Using the German Socio-Economic Panel 1984-99, scholar under 35, 2000