Bhashkar Mazumder, President

Bhash Mazumder is a senior economist and research advisor in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mazumder has done research on a wide variety of topics related to socioeconomic disparities and economic opportunity. Much of his research is on estimating the degree of intergenerational mobility in various socio-economic outcomes such as income, health and occupational status in the US and other countries. He has also written several papers on how experiencing adverse health shocks very early in life such as exposure to disease, inadequate access to hospitals and insufficient nutrition can shape long-run socioeconomic outcomes. He has also studied the impact of the Rosenwald schools, built in the first half of the 20th century, on outcomes such as racial gaps in education, fertility and health. More recently, Mazumder has done research on the long-run effects of government redlining maps drawn in the 1930s on the trajectories of neighborhoods in urban America as well as on individual outcomes. His research has been published in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Applied, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Mazumder received a B.A. in political science from New York University, an M.A. in economics from New York University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.