He is the author of “Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality,” which studied the transmission of economic status from one generation to the next. His research has also covered capital and labor taxation, the gender wage gap, Social Security, voting and the economics of aging, among other subjects. His latest book, “The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy,” is in production with Oxford University Press.
Professor Mulligan writes shorter blog entries at www.panic2008.net, each of which applies the principles of supply and demand to today’s financial crisis.
He is affiliated with a number of professional 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.
Professor Mulligan received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993. He has also 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.