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Department Updates April 14, 2021

Magne Mogstad delivers 2021 Uwe Reinhardt Distinguished Lecture

On April 15, University of Chicago Professor Magne Mogstad delivered the 2021 Uwe Reinhardt Distinguished Lecture. Mogstad discussed his paper “Inference for Ranks with Applications to Mobility across Neighborhoods and Academic Achievement across Countries.”

Magne is the Gary S. Becker Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago.  He is an extraordinarily prolific researcher with a broad portfolio of impressive accomplishments. One of the hallmarks of Magne’s work is his ability to find creative ways to achieve credible identification in the context of important economic questions and policy issues.

Mogstad’s contributions to the field

Magne has made highly influential contributions to the relationship between skills and inequality, exemplified by the papers “Field of Study, Earnings, and Self-Selection” and “The Skill Complementarity of Broadband Internet,” both published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Magne has made important methodological contributions with the papers “Beyond LATE with a Discrete Instrument,” published in the Journal of Political Economy, “Using Instrumental Variables for Inference about Policy Relevant Treatment Parameters”, published in Econometrica, and, more recently, has done exciting work on imperfect competition. Magne’s recent working papers include “Imperfect Competition, Compensating Differentials, and Rent Sharing in the U.S. Labor Market” and “Imperfect Competition and Rents in Labor and Product Markets: The Case of the Construction Industry.”

The Uwe Reinhardt Distinguished Lecture

The Uwe Reinhardt Distinguished Lectureship was created through a gift from Gilchrist B. Berg (’73) in honor of Uwe E. Reinhardt, Princeton’s James Madison Professor of Political Economy, professor of economics and public affairs.

Reinhardt, who was a member of Princeton’s faculty for nearly 50 years, was one of the nation’s leading economists, with particular expertise in the American health care system. His advice was frequently sought by policymakers, journalists, and health-related organizations here and abroad, as well as by Congress. He was also known as a charismatic and generous teacher with an incisive wit and a warm, irreverent personality, which endeared him to generations of students and colleagues.

You can learn more here about the Uwe Reinhardt Distinguished Lecture series and the Uwe Reinhardt Professorship in Economics.

If you’re a member of the Princeton community who would like to learn more about Professor Mogstad’s talk, visit the event page.

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