Charles Manski, PhD

Nonresident Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Board of Trustees Professor in Economics, Northwestern University

Charles Manski, PhD's Bio

Charles F. Manski, PhD, is the Board of Trustees Professor in Economics at Northwestern University, a post he has held since 1997. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Carnegie Mellon University.

Manski’s research spans econometrics, judgment and decision, and analysis of public policy. Among his published books are Public Policy in an Uncertain World, Identification for Prediction and Decision, and Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response. He has served terms as editor of the Journal of Human Resources, co-editor of the Econometric Society Monograph Series, member of the editorial board of the Annual Review of Economics and associate editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics.

He has served as director of the Institute for Research on Poverty the University of Wisconsin–Madison, chair of the board of overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and chair of the Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs for the National Research Council. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an elected corresponding fellow of the British Academy.

He earned a BS and PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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