Annual Economic Social Policy

Annual Economic Social and Public Policy Lecture

Bhash Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

The Outlook for the US Economy

Date: Thursday 9 August 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Sydney CBD Campus, Seminar Room 8, Level 10, 1 Macquarie Place Sydney

Bhash Mazumder reviewed recent trends and challenges facing the US economy. Topics included trends in productivity, labor force growth, wages and inequality.

Intergenerational Mobility in the US

Date: Wednesday 22 August 2018
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: iC Central, Ocean View Room, Innovation Campus, Squire Way North Wollongong

Bhash Mazumder provided an overview of research that he and others have conducted on the state of intergenerational mobility in the US. Topics included trends in mobility, racial gaps, geographic differences and health mobility.

Speaker: Bhash Mazumder

Bhash Mazumder is a senior economist and research advisor in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He also serves as the executive director of the Chicago Federal Statistical Research Data Center. Bhash’s research has been focused in four areas: (1) intergenerational economic mobility, (2) the long-term effects of poor health early in life, (3) black–white gaps in human capital development, and (4) issues related to household financial wellbeing. Bhash’s research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. In addition to his research activities, Bhash also oversees the operations of a research center enabling access to federal statistical microdata on behalf of a consortium of institutions including the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois. Bhash 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.


Last reviewed: 11 September, 2018