Bhashkar Mazumder
Bhashkar Mazumder

Adjunct Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences

Print Overview

Bhashkar is a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Executive Director of the Chicago Census Research Data Center. Much of his research is focused on two areas, (1) intergenerational mobility and (2) the long-run effects of early life health events.

Print Vita
B.A., Political Science, New York University
M.A., Economics, New York University
Ph.D., Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Academic Positions
Adjunct Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2013-2014
Visiting Professor, University of Illinois, 2012-2014

Other Professional Experience
Research Analyst, The Conference Board, 1993-1995
Associate Economist, The Conference Board, 1995-1996
Consultant, The Conference Board, 1996-2001

Grants and Awards
Research Grant, Center for Labor Economics, U.C. Berkeley, 2000
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Haas School of Business, 1999
Total Quality Management Award, The Conference Board, 1995
Urban Teaching Fellowship, Center for Collaborative Education, New York, 1993

Print Research
Research Interests
Labor Economics, Health Economics, Income Inequality, Economics of Education, Applied Econometrics, Macroeconomics

Mazumder, BhashkarDaniel Aaronson and Fabian Lange. Forthcoming. Fertility Transitions Along the Extensive and Intensive Margins. American Economic Review.
Mazumder, Bhashkar, Douglas Almond and Reyn Van Ewijk. Forthcoming. Fasting During Pregnancy and Children's Academic Performance. Economic Journal.
Mazumder, Bhashkar, Matthew Lindquist and Miles Corak. Forthcoming. A Comparison of Upward Intergenerational Mobility in Canada, Sweden and the United States. Labour Economics.
Mazumder, Bhashkar and Sumit Agarwal. 2013. Cognitive Skills and Household Financial Decision Making. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 5(1): 193-207.
Mazumder, Bhashkar. 2012. The Effects of Education on Health and Mortality. Nordic Economics Policy Review.: 261-301.
Mazumder, Bhashkar. 2011. Family and Community Influences on Health and Socioeconomic Status: Sibling Correlations Over the Life Course. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. 11(3)
Mazumder, Bhashkar and Douglas Almond. 2011. Health Capital and the Prenatal Environment: The Effects of Ramadan Observance During Pregnancy. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 3(4): 56-85.
Mazumder, Bhashkar and Daniel Aaronson. 2011. The Impact of Rosenwald Schools on Black Achievement. Journal of Political Economy. 119(5): 821-888.
Mazumder, Bhashkar and Debopam Bhattacharya. 2011. A Nonparametric Analysis of Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States. Quantitative Economics. 2: 355-379.
Mazumder, Bhashkar, Douglas Almond, Eileen Crimmins, Caleb Finch and Kyung Park. 2010. Lingering Prenatal Effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on Cardiovascular Aging. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 1(1): 26-34.
Mazumder, Bhashkar. 2008. Sibling Similarities and Economic Inequality in the U.S.. Journal of Population Economics. 21(3): 685-701.
Mazumder, Bhashkar and Daniel Aaronson. 2008. Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the US: 1940 to 2000. Journal of Human Resources. 43(1): 139-172.
Mazumder, Bhashkar. 2007. Trends in Intergenerational Mobility. Industrial Relations. 46(1): 1-6.
Mazumder, Bhashkar and David Levine. 2007. The Growing Importance of Family: Evidence from Brothers' Earnings. Industrial Relations. 46(1): 7-21.
Mazumder, Bhashkar. 2005. Fortunate Sons: New Estimates of Intergenerational Mobility in the U.S. Using Social Security Earnings Data. Review of Economics and Statistics. 87(2): 235-255.
Mazumder, Bhashkar and Douglas Almond. 2005. The Long-Term Health Effects of Fetal Exposure to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: An Analysis of SIPP Data. American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings. 95(2): 258-262.
Mazumder, Bhashkar and Douglas Almond. Forthcoming. Fetal Origins and Parental Responses. Annual Review of Economics.
Mazumder, Bhashkar and Jonathan Davis. Forthcoming. Parental Income and Children's Well-being and Future Success: An Analysis of the SIPP matched to SSA Earnings Data. Economic Inquiry.

Print Teaching
Introduction to Applied Econometrics II (MECS-477-0)
Develops a practical econometrics toolkit and an integrated approach for the use of statistical methods for doctoral research in the management sciences. Prerequisites: ECON 476.