Casey Mulligan Named Chief Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers

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Casey Mulligan, a professor in economics at the University of Chicago, has been named Chief Economist for the Council of Economic Advisors.


In his research, Mulligan focuses on non-pecuniary incentives to save and work and how the economy affects policy. Additional research interests include social security, aging and retirement, wage inequality between men and women, and the transmission of family work values and wealth between generations. Among many publications and articles, Mulligan, who earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993, is the author of The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy (2012) and Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform (2015).


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