Thomas MaCurdy is a professor of economics at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Hoover Institution. He is also an adjunct fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California. MaCurdy’s research falls broadly in the area of human resources, with its main focus on the impacts of low-income support programs, income transfers, and tax systems on human development and economic activity. Among his current public service activities, MaCurdy serves as a member of standing committees advising the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census, the Congressional Budget Office, the Institute for Research on Poverty, and many state and local governmental agencies in California. Professor MaCurdy received his B.A. in 1973 from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. in 1978 from the University of Chicago.