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  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 2004
  • B.A., Economics, Columbia University, 1996
  • Current Research Topics

  • Chinese Economy
  • Potential Growth in Emerging Market Economies
    • Principal Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2011 - present
    • Economist

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    • 2009 - 2011
    • Economist

      U.S. Department of the Treasury - International Affairs

    • 2006 - 2009
    • Assistant Professor

      New Mexico State University

    • 2004 - 2005
  • Duryea, Suzanne, Jasper Hoek, David Lam, and Deborah Levison (2009). "Dynamics of Child Labor: Labor Force Entry and Exit in Urban Brazil," in Orazem, Peter F., Zafiris Tzannatos and Guilherme Sedlacek eds., Child Labor and Education in Latin America. Hampshire, England: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Levison, Deborah, Jasper Hoek, David Lam, and Suzanne Duryea (2007). "Intermittent Child Employment and its Implications for Estimates of Child Labour," International Labour Review, vol. 146, no. 3-4, pp. 217-251.
  • Hoek, Jasper (2006). "Life Cycle Effects of Job Displacement in Brazil," IZA Discussion Paper 2291. Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Hoek, Jasper (2004). "Turnover Costs and Transition in the Brazilian Labor Market," Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan.
  • Hoek, Jasper (2002). "Labor Market Institutions and Restructuring: Evidence from Regulated and Unregulated Labor Markets in Brazil," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series 484. University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross Business School.
  • discussion

    November 2010

    Federal Reserve System Macro Meetings

    Discussion of "Common Fluctuations in OECD Budget Balances" by Christopher Neely and David Rapach

  • conference

    May 2005

    IZA-EBRD Conference on Labor Market Dynamics, Bologna, Italy

    Does Labor Regulation Impede Adjustment to Product Market Reform?

  • conference

    April 2002

    William Davidson Institute - IZA Conference on Labor Market Dynamics in Emerging Market Economies, Costa Rica

    Cyclical Worker Flows in Formal and Informal Labor Markets: Evidence from Brazil

  • conference

    October 2001

    Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) meetings, Montevideo, Uruguay

    Labor Market Institutions and Restructuring in Brazil


  • 2011

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Special Achievement Award

  • 2004

    National Institute of Child Health & Development

    Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship

  • 2001

    The Economist

    Marjorie Deane Journalism Scholarship

  • 1999

    National Institute on Aging

    Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship (1999-2001)

  • 1998

    University of Michigan

    Regents Fellowship


  • Journal of Population Economics

Professional Affiliation

  • Research Affiliate, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany
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