About 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 (FSRDC). Mazumder’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. 

Mazumder’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, Mazumder 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.

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.


Estimating the Intergenerational Elasticity and Rank Association in the US: Overcoming the Current Limitations of Tax Data

A Comparison of Intergenerational Mobility Curves in Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.S.