Bradley Hardy

Bradley Hardy

Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Public Administration and Policy, American University, Benefits21

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Bradley Hardy is an associate professor and department chair in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University and nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies at Brookings. His research interests lie within labor economics, with an emphasis on economic instability, intergenerational mobility, poverty policy, racial economic inequality, and socio-economic outcomes. His work examines trends and sources of income volatility and intergenerational mobility within the United States, with a focus on socio-economically disadvantaged families, neighborhoods, and regions. He also conducts research on the role of anti-poverty transfer programs such as SNAP food stamps, the earned income tax credit, and TANF for improving economic well-being among low income individuals and families. He is a co-editor at Contemporary Economic Policy, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management and the Review of Black Political Economy. He serves on the executive board of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.