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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education


Member Charles Manski  


Charles F. Manski

Department of Economics

Northwestern University                                                                                                 



CHARLES F. MANSKI has been Board of Trustees professor in economics at Northwestern University since 1997. He previously was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983-98), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1979-83), and Carnegie Mellon University (1973-80). Dr. Manski’s research spans econometrics, judgment and decision, and the analysis of social policy. He is author of Identification for Prediction and Decision (Harvard 2007), Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response (Princeton 2005), Partial Identification of Probability Distributions (Springer, 2003), Identification Problems in the Social Sciences(Harvard 1995), and Analog Estimation Methods in Econometrics (Chapman & Hall, 1988), co-author of College Choice in America (Harvard 1983), and co-editor of Evaluating Welfare and Training Programs (Harvard 1992) and Structural Analysis of Discrete Data with Econometric Applications (MIT 1981). He has been editor of the Journal of Human Resources (1991-94), co-editor of the Econometric Society Monograph Series (1983-88), member of the Editorial Board of the Annual Review of Economics (from 2007), and associate editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics (from 2006), Journal of Economic Perspectives (1986-89), Econometrica, (1980-88), the Journal of the American Statistical Association (1983-85, 2002- 04), and Transportation Science (1978-84). He has served as director of the Institute for Research on Poverty (1988-91) and as chair of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (1994-98). At the National Research Council, he has been chair of the Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs (1998-2001) and a member of the Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Applications (2004-2007), the Committee on National Statistics (1996-2000), and the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (1992-98). Dr. Manski is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2009. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read More

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