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Charles Manski Elected to National Academy of Sciences

April 29, 2009
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Charles F. Manski, Board of Trustees Professor in Economics at Northwestern University, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

He is among 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

The Academy was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

Manski, a fellow of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern, is an internationally recognized scholar who conducts research that spans econometrics, judgment and decision, and the analysis of social policy.

He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Manski has served as director of the Institute for Research on Poverty and as chair of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. At the National Research Council, he has been chair of the Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs and a member of the Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Applications, the Committee on National Statistics, and the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

He has held adjunct and visitor positions at the department of economics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Cemmap, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London; Santa Fe Institute; Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; Center for Operations Research and Econometrics, Catholic University of Louvain; National Bureau of Economic Research; Department of Econometrics, University of Amsterdam; Department of Economics and Department of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Cambridge Systematics Inc.; and Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley.

Manski is the author of Identification for Prediction and Decision; Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response; Partial Identification of Probability Distributions; Identification Problems in the Social Sciences; Analog Estimation Methods in Econometrics; and College Choice in America, with D. Wise. He also has served as the author or editor of numerous professional publications.

Manski joined the Northwestern faculty in 1997. He previously was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Carnegie Mellon University.
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