Harry Holzer

Senior Advisor

Dr. Harry Holzer, senior research fellow and institute fellow at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), is a senior advisor on workforce and transition for the College and Career Readiness and Success Center. Dr. Holzer is also a professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and a faculty director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy. Prior to his work at Georgetown, Dr. Holzer served as chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor. His research has focused primarily on the low-wage labor market, and particularly the problems of minority workers in urban areas. In recent years, he has worked on the quality of jobs, as well as workers, in the labor market, and how job quality affects the employment prospects, as well as worker inequality and insecurity, of the disadvantaged. Dr. Holzer has also written extensively about the employment problems of disadvantaged men, advancement prospects for the working poor, and workforce policy.