Magne Mogstad

Contact information:

Address: Department of Economics, University of Chicago

1126, East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637


Assistant: Victoria Reicher 

  • Email:
  • (773) 702-0759

Personal information:

Date of birth: 12/14/1980

Citizenship: Norwegian

Current employment:

The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Chicago (at Chicago since 2014)

Research fields:

Public Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Inequality


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Oslo, 2005-2008

Current research grants:

2016–2020: Norwegian Research Council (250516), Principal investigator, USD 1 Million

Project title: Labor Markets, Firm Behavior, and Public Policy

2015–2018: Norwegian Research Council (240652), Co-investigator, USD 1 Million

Project title: The Social Costs of Incarceration

2015–2017: Norwegian Research Council (237840), Co-investigator, USD 1 Million

Project title: Determinants and Outcomes of Field of Study Choices

2013 – 2017 Norwegian Research Council (227115), Principal Investigator, USD 1.25 Million

Project title: Causes and Consequences of the Rise in Disability Insurance Receipt

Other appointments and affiliations:

2015 –         Adjunct Professor, University of Oslo, Department of Economics
2015 –         Research Associate at the Population Research Center, Univ. of Chicago
2014 –         Faculty Research Fellow, NBER Labor Studies, Public Economics, and Children Program
2013 –         Research Economist, NBER's Disability Research Center
2012 –         Adjunct Professor, University of Bergen, Department of Economics
2011 –         Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
2011 –         Senior 
Research Fellow, Research Department of Statistics Norway
2009 –         Associated Researcher, University of Oslo, ESOP center
2009 –         
Research Fellow, the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Current editorial positions:

2015 –         Co-editor, Journal of Public Economics
2015 –         Foreign editor, Review of Economic Studies
2015 –         Board of editors, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
2015 –         Guest editor of special issue on social mobility, Scandinavian Journal of Economics
2014 –         Associate editor, Scandinavian Journal of Economics
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