The Journal of Human Resources is among the leading journals in empirical microeconomics. Intended for scholars, policy makers, and practitioners, 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 practitioners.
Editor David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor and Dean of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, conducts research on a wide range of education and health policy issues from school accountability and standards to welfare policy and policy design. His current research projects involve studying the interrelationship between health and education, the ways in which parents confer advantage and disadvantage to their children, and the role of educational institutions in affecting these relationships; higher education policies and practices such as online education and educational staffing; K-12 education policies such as school accountability, school choice, and teacher tenure; and early childhood health and education policies such as early interventions for autism spectrum disorders. He is also leading a National Science Foundation-sponsored national network to facilitate the use of matched administrative datasets to inform and evaluate education policy.
JHR is one of the most highly cited journals in the Industrial Relations and Labor fields per ISI Journal Citation Reports. The 2016 ISI Journal Citation Reports© Ranking:
Industrial Relations & Labor: 1/27
Impact Factor: 4.047
ISSN (print): 0022-166X, (electronic): 1548-8004
Published four times per year.