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Casey B. Mulligan is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Public Economics, Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Monetary Economics, and Asset Pricing. He is also a professor of economics at the University of Chicago.

Mulligan first came to the University of Chicago in 1991 as a graduate student, and received his Ph.D. in economics there in 1993. In addition to his position in Chicago's economics department, he has been a Visiting Professor teaching public economics at Harvard University, Clemson University, and the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago.

Mulligan is author of the 1997 book Parental Priorities and Economic Inequality, which studies economic models of, and statistical evidence on, the intergenerational transmission of economic status. His recent research is concerned with capital and labor taxation, with particular emphasis on tax incidence and positive theories of public policy.

Mulligan is affiliated with a number of professional organizations and is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Smith-Richardson Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation.

True to his name, Mulligan is an avid golfer who perpetually believes that the next shot will be better than the previous one. Sometimes known as "The Ping Man" to his Flossmoor, IL neighbors, Mulligan has an accurate short game which conflicts with errant tee shots to produce a 10 handicap. Mulligan closely follows NFL football, and is dedicated a fan of numerous losing sports teams including Chicago's Bears and Bulls.

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