Richard Mansfield

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Richard Mansfield

Visiting Scholar


Rick joined the Department of Economics and the ILR school in 2011. He earned his BA in economics from Harvard University and his PhD in economics from Yale University. His research focuses on the potential tradeoffs between inequality of opportunity and allocative efficiency in the mechanisms by which workers are matched to firms and students and teachers are matched to schools. Methodologically, I specialize in using linked administrative data to examine the interplay between production functions and models of sorting in contexts where the productive inputs consist of heterogeneous individuals (e.g. different students, teachers, or workers).


Journal Articles

  • Richard Mansfield. . Teacher Quality and Student Inequality, Journal of Labor Economics .
  • David Bloom, David Canning, Richard Mansfield, Michael Moore. 2007. Demographic Change, Social Security Systems, and Savings, Journal of Monetary Economics . 54(1):92-114.

Book Chapters

  • Joseph Altonji, Richard Mansfield. 2009. The Role of Family, School and Community Characteristics in Inequality in Education and Labor Market Outcomes. in Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality and the Uncertain Life Chances of Low-Income Children. Russell Sage, 2009. Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane.

Selected Works

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