The Journal of Human Resources is among the leading journals in empirical microeconomics. Intended for scholars and policymakers, each issue examines research in a variety of fields, including labor economics, development economics, health economics, and the economics of education, discrimination, and retirement. Founded in 1965, the JHR features articles that make scientific contributions in research relevant to public policy.
Editor Anna Aizer is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics department at Brown University. She joined Brown in 2003 after graduating from UCLA in 2002 and completing a postdoc at Princeton. She is codirector of the Children’s program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and has been coeditor at the JHR since 2015. She is a trained health economist, and the focus of her work is understanding the high rates of intergenerational transmission of poverty in the United States. Her work has been funded by the NIH and the NSF and has been published in the Journal of Human Resources, the American Economic Review, Science, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
JHR is one of the most highly cited journals in the Industrial Relations and Labor fields per the 2022 Clarivate Journal Citation Reports.
Impact Factor: 5.2
Industrial Relations & Labor: 2/30
ISSN (print): 0022-166X, (electronic): 1548-8004
Published six times per year.