Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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Casey Mulligan

Professor in Economics
University of Chicago

Casey B. Mulligan is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. His recent research is concerned with capital and labor taxation, with particular emphasis on tax incidence and positive theories of public policy.

He has served as a visiting professor teaching public economics at Harvard University, Clemson University, and Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. Mulligan is author of the 1997 book Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality, which studies economic models of, and statistical evidence on, the intergenerational transmission of economic status.

Mulligan is affiliated with a number of research organizations, including the National Bureau of Economic Research, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, and the Population Research Center. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including those from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1993.

Mulligan oversees the Health Economics Initiative at the Becker Friedman Institute along with Tomas Philipson and David Meltzer.