Casey B. Mulligan: The Independent Institute

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Casey B. Mulligan
Casey B. Mulligan

Casey B. Mulligan is Professor in Economics and the College at the University of Chicago and he served as Chief Economist of the White House Council of Economic Advisers in 2018-2019. Professor Mulligan is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute for the Study of Labor. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993, and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University (also in economics) in 1991 (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa).

Mulligan is an expert in the economics of labor markets, taxation, healthcare, and consumer choice. He is also an expert in the application of econometric techniques to measure the effects of both government policy and decisions by private firms. He has submitted expert reports, been deposed, and has testified before Congress. As part of his consulting work, Professor Mulligan has analyzed the markets for music, computer memory, tobacco, energy, and labor.

In addition to peer-reviewed journal articles, Professor Mulligan is the author of the books, Chicago Price Theory (with Sonia Jaffe, Robert Minton, and Kevin M. Murphy), Side Effects and Complications: The Economic Consequences of Health-care Reform, The Redistribution Recession: How Labor Market Distortions Contracted the Economy and Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality. He is also the creator of TheoryGuru, a software application designed to automate economic reasoning, which won the Wolfram Innovator Award in 2019.