James Hosek is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. An expert on defense manpower, Hosek has published studies in the areas of recruiting, retention, compensation, deployment, and personnel quality. His recent research includes work on U.S. competitiveness in science and technology and the U.S. science and engineering workforce.
Hosek is also editor-in-chief of the RAND Journal of Economics, a leading peer-reviewed journal on industrial organization and microeconomics. He has served as director of the Forces and Resources Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, chair of the Economics and Statistics Department, and corporate research manager in human capital.
He was chair of the Economic Advisory Council of the California Institute, a nonprofit organization informing California's congressional delegation on policy matters. He served on the 7th, 9th, and 10th Quadrennial Reviews of Military Compensation and the Strengthening America's Future initiative of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.
Hosek received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
James Hosek and Francisco Martorell, How Have Deployments During the War on Terrorism Affected Reenlistment?RAND Corporation (MG-873), 2009
James R. Hosek et al., Assessing Compensation Reform: Research in Support of the 10th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, RAND Corporation (MG-764), 2008
Titus Galama and James Hosek, U.S. Competitiveness in Science and Technology, RAND Corporation (MG-674), 2008
James Hosek, Beth Asch, John Warner, ""New Economics of Manpower in the Post-Cold War Era"," Handbook of Defense Economics, Vol. 2, 2007
"New Economics of Manpower in the Post-Cold War Era," in Beth J. Asch, James R. Hosek, John T. Warner, Handbook of Defense Economics, Elsevier, 2007
James Hosek et al., Placing a Value on the Health Care Benefit for Active-Duty Personnel, RAND Corporation (MG-385), 2006
James R. Hosek et al., Attracting the Best: How the Military Competes for Information Technology Personnel, RAND Corporation (MG-108), 2004
James R. Hosek et al., Learning About Quality: How the Quality of Military Personnel Is Revealed Over Time, RAND Corporation (MR-1593), 2003