Bhash Mazumder

Bhashkar Mazumder's research wepage

Email: Bhash.Mazumder "at" gmail.com

Twitter: @BhashMazumder

Working Papers:

The Intergenerational Transmission of Health in the United States: A Latent Variables Analysis with Tim Halliday and Ashley Wong.

Intergenerational Mobility in Australia: National and Regional Estimates Using Administrative Data with Nathan Deutscher. Life Course Center Working Paper 2019-02

The ACA Medicaid Expansion in Michigan and Financial Health with Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Sarah Miller (lead author) and Ashley Wong. NBER working paper no. 25053.

Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Geography of Intergenerational Mobility with Jonathan Davis. SSRN Working Paper

Intergenerational Health Mobility in the US with Tim Halliday and Ashley Wong. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2018-02. IZA Discussion paper. Featured in HCEO Research Spotlight, April, 2018

The Effects of the 1930s HOLC “Redlining” Maps with Daniel Aaronson and Daniel Hartley, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2017-12 . Featured in New York Times, August 24, 2017: "How Redlining's Racist Effects Lasted for Decades", by Emily Badger; Chicago Magazine August 2017: "How Redlining Segregated Chicago, and America", by Whet Moser, "Blacks Still Face a Red Line on Housing", New York Times Editorial Board, April 16, 2018.

Estimating the Effect of School Quality on Mortality in the Presence of Migration: Evidence from the Jim Crow South with Daniel Aaronson, Seth Sanders and Evan Taylor, SSRN working paper. (Revise and resubmit at Journal of Labor Economics)

The Decline in Intergenerational Mobility After 1980 with Jonathan Davis, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2017-05

Early Life Environment and Racial Inequality in Education and Earnings in the United States with Kenneth Chay and Jonathan Guryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2014-28, NBER working paper 20539.

Birth Cohort and the Black-White Achievement Gap: The Role of Access and Health Soon After Birth with Kenneth Chay and Jonathan Guryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2008-20, NBER working paper w15078. (Revise and resubmit at Quarterly Journal of Economics) Featured in Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2009 pA2: Wider Health-Care Access Pays Off, by David Wessel. Podcast at the University of Bristol


Work in Progress:

Measuring Intergenerational Income Mobility: A Synthesis of Approaches Using Australian Tax Data with Nathan Deutscher (solicited by JEL)

Rosenwald and the NAACP with Dan Aaronson and Mark Borgschulte

The Labor Market Effects of PDMP laws that Restrict Opiod Abuse with Sumedha Gupta

Intergenerational Effects of the Rosenwald Schools with Dan Aaronson and Martha Stinson.

Second Generation Effects of Prenatal Health Shocks: Disentangling Social from Biological Pathways with Andre Richter

Economic Outcomes and Season of Birth with Nathan Deutscher and Martin Nybom

Published Papers:

Intergenerational Human Capital Spillovers: Indonesia’s school construction and its effects on the next generation with Maria Rosales-Rueda and Margaret Triyana. forthcoming in American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 2019. Working Paper version. Appendix

Intergenerational Mobility in the US: What We Have Learned from the PSID. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2018 680:1 213-234. SSRN Working Paper

The Effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions on Financial Well-Being with Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Sarah Miller and Ashley Wong, Journal of Public Economics 163:99-112. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2016-10, NBER working paper w22170. Featured in New York Times, April 20, 2016: "Obamacare Seems to Be Reducing People’s Medical Debt” by Margo Sanger-Katz ; Washington Post (wonkblog) , April 20, 2016: “The big way Obamacare helps the poor isn’t really about their health” by Max Ehrenfreund

A Bayesian Analysis of Sibling Correlations in Health with Timothy J. Halliday. Health Economics, 2017, 26: 108– 125, IZA Discussion Paper No. 8672

A Comparison of Intergenerational Mobility Curves in Germany, Norway, Sweden and the U.S with Espen Bratberg, Jonathan Davis, Martin Nybom, Daniel Schnitzlein, and Kjell Vaage. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 2017, 119(1): 72-101, working paper version

The Effects of the Massachusetts Health Reform on Household Financial Distress with Sarah Miller. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2016, 8(3): 284–313 , Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2014-1

Estimating the Intergenerational Elasticity and Rank Association in the U.S.: Overcoming the Current Limitations of Tax Data Research in Labor Economics, 2016 43: 83 - 129, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2015-04

How Did the Great Recession Affect Payday Loans? with Sumit Agarwal and Tal Gross, Economic Perspectives 2016 40 (2)

Breakfast Skipping, Extreme Commutes and the Sex Composition at Birth with Zach Seeskin Biodemography and Social Biology, 2015 61:187-208,

Using Occupation to Measure Intergenerational Mobility with Miguel Acosta The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2015, 657: 174-193 LSE Blog Post

Fertility Transitions Along the Extensive and Intensive Margins with Daniel Aaronson and Fabian Lange American Economic Review, 2014 104(11): 3701-24 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2011-9

In Utero Ramadan Exposure and Children's Academic Performance with Douglas Almond and Reyn Van Ewijk Economic Journal, 2015, 125: 1501–1533 SSRN Working Paper NBER working paper

A Comparison of Upward and Downward Intergenerational Mobility in Canada, Sweden and the United States with Miles Corak and Matthew J. Lindquist Labour Economics, 2014, 30: 185-200

Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Mobility in the United States Economic Perspectives, 2014 38(1) Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2011-10

Cognitive Abilities and Household Financial Decision Making with Sumit Agarwal American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2013, 5(1) 193-207 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2010-16

Fetal Origins and Parental Responses with Douglas Almond Annual Review of Economics, 2013 5: 37-56 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2012-14

The Impact of Rosenwald Schools on Black Achievement with Daniel Aaronson Journal of Political Economy, 2011, 119(5): 821-888 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2009-26

Intergenerational Mobility: A Crossnational Comparison. Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Health Capital and the Prenatal Environment: The Effects of Ramadan Observance During Pregnancy with Douglas Almond. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 3(October 2011): 56-85 Featured in Superfreakonomics, Der Speigel, The Independent. A VOXEU interview with Doug Almond. Working paper versions of the previously titled paper: "Health Capital and the Prenatal Environment: The Effects of Maternal Fasting during Pregnancy") Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2007-22 | NBER Working Paper 14428

A Nonparametric Analysis of Black-White Differences in Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States with Debopam Bhattacharya. Quantitative Economics (2011) 335-379 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2007-12. This paper was previously circulated with the title: "A Nonparametric Analysis of Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States"

The Effects of Education on Health and Mortality Nordic Economic Policy Review vol. 2012, pp. 261-301 SSRN Working Paper

Parental Income and Children’s Well-being and Future Success: An Analysis of the SIPP matched to SSA Earnings Data with Jonathan Davis Economic Inquiry 51(3) 1795-1808 US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 11-12

Family and Community Influences On Health and Socioeconomic Status: Sibling Correlations Over the Life Course BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: : Vol. 11 : Iss. 3 (Contributions), Article 1. DOI: 10.2202/1935-1682.2876

What Is Behind the Rise in Long-Term Unemployment? with Daniel Aaronson and Shani Schechter Economic Perspectives, 34(2), 2010

Lingering Prenatal Effects of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic on Cardiovascular Aging with Douglas Almond, Kyung Park, Eileen Crimmins and Caleb E. Finch. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 2009, p1-9, doi:10.1017/S2040174409990031 Selected Media Citations: Time, Washington Post, New Scientist, ABC News, Salt Lake Tribune

Upward Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the U.S. Report prepared for Pew Initiative on Economic Mobility | press release

Does Education Improve Health: A Reexamination of the Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Laws Errata and revised version of Table 3 Economic Perspectives, 33(2), 2008.

Intergenerational Economic Mobility in the US: 1940 to 2000 with Daniel Aaronson. Journal of Human Resources, January, 2008, 43(1): 139-172 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper2005-12 Selected Media Citation: Nation

Sibling Similarities and Economic Inequality in the U.S. Journal of Population Economics. 2008, 21(3): 685-701. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2004-13

The Growing Importance of Family: Evidence from Brothers’ Earnings with David Levine Industrial Relations, January 2007, 46(1) p7-21. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2003-24 Featured in New York Times Op. Ed by David Brooks, "The Sticky Ladder", January 25, 2005, Business Week, New York Times, "Shadowy Lines that Still Divide".

Trends in Intergenerational Mobility Industrial Relations, January 2007, 46(1) p1-6.

Labor Market Dynamics Over the Business Cycle: New Evidence from the SIPP Economic Perspectives, 31(1), 2007.

The Long-Term Health Effects of Fetal Exposure to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: An Analysis of SIPP Data with Douglas Almond American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2005, 95(2) p258-262

Fortunate Sons: New Estimates of Intergenerational Mobility in the U.S. Using Social Security Earnings Data Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2005, 87(2) p235-255. Previously titled working paper version: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Working Paper 2001-18: "Earnings Mobility in the US, A New Look at Intergenerational Inequality" Selected Media Citations: Chicago Reader, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nation, Rolling Stone

Family Resources and College Enrollment Economic Perspectives, 27(4), 2003


Book Chapters:

What Should Be Done to Increase Intergenerational Mobility in the US? in The US Labor Market Questions and Challenges for Public Policy, Michael R. Strain ed. 2016

The Changing Pattern of Wage Growth for Low Skilled Workers with Christopher Taber and Eric French. in Working and Poor: How Economic Challenges and Policy Changes Have Affected Low-Wage Workers, Blank, R., Danziger S. and Schoeni R. eds, Russell Sage Foundation, New York. 2006. Working Paper version

The Apple Falls Even Farther From the Tree Than We Thought: New and Revised Estimates of the Intergenerational Inheritance of Earnings in Intergenerational Inequality, Bowles, S., Gintis, H. and Osborne-Groves M. eds., Russell Sage Foundation, Princeton, 2005.

Older Working Papers:

An Analysis of Sample Selection and the Reliability of Using Short-term Earnings Averages in SIPP-SSA Matched Data with Jonathan Davis LINK

Revised Estimates of Intergenerational Income Mobility in the United States LINK

Choosing the Right Parents: Changes in the Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality between 1980 and the Early 1990s with David Levine LINK

The Mismeasurement of Permanent Earnings: New Evidence from Social Security Earnings Data LINK

Shorter Articles:

Have Borrowers Recovered from Foreclosures during the Great Recession? with Sharada Dharmasankar, Chicago Fed Letter No. 370, 2016

Inequality in Skills and the Great Gatsby Curve Chicago Fed Letter, No. 330, January, 2015

Is There a Skills Mismatch in the Labor Market? with Jason Faberman, Chicago Fed Letter, July 2012

Is Intergenerational Economic Mobility Lower Now Than in the Past? Chicago Fed Letter, April 2012

How Did Unemployment Insurance Extensions Affect the Unemployment Rate in 2008–10? Chicago Fed Letter, April 2011

New Perspectives on Health and Health Care Policy with Darren Lubotsky and Zach Seeskin, Chicago Fed Letter, July 2010

Does the Housing Slump Account for the Slowdown in Productivity Growth with Ana Rocca and Daniel Sullivan, Chicago Fed Letter, January 2008

What Similarities Between Siblings Tell Us About Inequality in the US Chicago Fed Letter, December 2004

Analyzing Income Mobility Over Generations Chicago Fed Letter, September 2002

Last Updated January 2019