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

Permanent Resident of the U.S. (Green Card Holder)

Current positions:

The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the

University of Chicago (at Chicago since 2014)

Senior Research Fellow, Research Department of Statistics Norway

Research Associate , National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Research center:

Faculty Director, Ronzetti Initative for the Study of Labor Markets at the Becker Friedman Institute

Research fields:

Public Economics, Labor Economics, Policy Evaluation


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

Current editorial position:

Since July 2017: Lead editor of the Journal of Political Economy

Current research grants:

Oct 2019 – June 2023 : Principle investigator of grant (295901), "Globalization, Labor Market Restructuring, and Economic Policy", from the Norwegian Research Council (approx. $1 million)

Oct 2019 – June 2022 : Principle investigator of grant (1851808), "Impacts of Firms, Labor Markets, and Government Policy on Income Volatility and Inequality in the US", from the National Science Foundation ($ 180,000)