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Robert A. Moffitt

ROBERT A. MOFFITT, a Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, joined Hopkins’ Department of Economics in 1995, and holds a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. He has served as chief editor of American Economic Review and received the Award for the Best Journal Article from the Society for Research on Adolescence Social Policy. He is also the recipient of a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health for his research on welfare and the family. He is best known for his research on the economic consequences of welfare and other anti-poverty programs on work effort, marriage and childbearing, and on trends in poverty in the U.S. and has published more than 100 research articles in scholarly journals.  He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.