The Century Foundation has announced that Cornell University law professor Robert C. Hockett has joined the think tank as a fellow.

Hockett, an expert in organizational and financial law and economics, will continue his work on economic globalization and inequality with particular focus on worker empowerment and income gaps.

“Bob Hockett is a polymath who has a deep understanding of complex economic and legal issues. He also cares deeply about the human experience of inequality and, to understand that better, he has lived among homeless communities,” said Janice Nittoli, president of The Century Foundation. 

Prior to becoming a law professor, Hockett worked for the International Monetary Fund and clerked for Deanell Reece Tacha, then Circuit Judge and later Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He is also a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

“Bob is an exceptionally creative thinker who bursts with smart ideas,” said Greg Anrig, vice president of policy and programs.