She is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics and holds the Haas Distinguished Chair in Economic Disparities at the University of California Berkeley, where she also co-directs the Berkeley Opportunity Lab. Hilary Hoynes is also a member of the American Academy of Art and Sciences and a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists. She has served as Co-Editor of the American Economic Review and the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and is on the editorial board of the American Economic Review: Insights. Her research focuses on poverty, inequality, food and nutrition programmes, and the impact of government tax and transfer programmes on low income families. In 2014, she received the American Economic Association‘s Carolyn Shaw Bell Award for furthering the status of women in the economics profession.