Eric Hoyt is Research Director of the Center for Employment Equity (CEE) and an affiliate member of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR). CEE is a research center that conducts research on workplace equity, disseminating results widely to scholars, the public, policymakers, government agencies, and the media. As the Research Director, Eric is responsible for overseeing the research activities of CEE and to manage the development of a user friendly data platform, in collaboration with faculty directors Lee Badgett, Fidan Ana Kurtulus, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey.
Eric Hoyt is a recent Ph.D. in economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He studies new labor markets that have emerged following the erosion of collective bargaining and the social welfare state. His dissertation investigates the impact of policy restrictions on labor market flexibility on the part of employers, in particular their ability to fire workers, on wages, union membership, tenure, and training. Before joining CEE, Eric was a visiting scholar with the Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.