Bhashkar "Bhash" Mazumder is a senior economist and economic advisor in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. As a member of the microeconomic team, Mazumder conducts research in labor economics, education, health and economic history. His research has been focused in three main areas: intergenerational economic mobility; the long-term effects of poor health early in life; and black-white gaps in human capital development.
Mazumder’s research has been published in academic journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Quantitative Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics. His research has also been featured in the Chicago Fed Letter and Economic Perspectives.
Mazumder received a B.A. in political science from New York University, an M.A. in economics from New York University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.