Bradley L. Hardy is a visiting scholar with the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He is an associate professor of Public Administration and Policy at American University and a nonresident senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. His research interests are in labor economics, with an emphasis on economic instability, intergenerational mobility, poverty policy and socio-economic outcomes. He also conducts research on the role of anti-poverty transfer programs such as SNAP food stamps and the earned income tax credit for improving economic well-being among low income individuals and families.
He currently serves on the executive boards of the National Economic Association and the Society of Government Economists, and the editorial board of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. He is also a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Hardy holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Kentucky, a master of public policy degree from Georgetown University, and bachelor’s degree in economics from Morehouse College.