Joseph Altonji

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Joseph G. Altonji
InstitutionYale University
FieldLabor Economics
Applied Econometrics
Alma materPrinceton University
Yale University
Orley Ashenfelter
Stephen Goldfeld
Christina Paxson
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Joseph Gerard Altonji (born 1953) is the Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics at Yale University. He specializes in labor economics. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[1] He received his B.A. from Yale in 1975 and a Ph.D. from Princeton in 1981.

Altonji is best known for work on labor market discrimination, the effect of seniority on wages, and altruism within families. More recently, he is known for developing econometric techniques which develop plausible assumptions about unobserved variables using information about observed variables.


He worked as a consultant to many bodies including Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and National Academy of Sciences-National Rsearch Council Committee[2]. He has been a research fellow at IZA institute of Labor Economics since May 2001,[3] and a senior researcher at National Bureau of Economic Research since 1992.[4]


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  2. ^ "Joseph Alton - Institution for Social and Policy Studies". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Joseph G. Altonji". IZA Institute of Labor Economics. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "JOSEPH G. ALTONJI". Retrieved 2018-09-13.

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