Jennifer Hunt

Professor of Economics, Rutgers University

Jennifer Hunt is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers University.

She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard and her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

From 2013-2015, while on leave from Rutgers, she served first as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Prior to joining Rutgers in 2011, she held positions at McGill University, the University of Montreal and Yale University.

Her current research focuses on the geographic spread of technology, immigration and wage inequality, while her past research has also encompassed unemployment, the science and engineering workforce, the transition from communism, crime and corruption.