Authors

Magne Mogstad

Gary Becker Professor in Economics

University of Chicago

MAGNE MOGSTAD is the Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and the director of the Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets at the Becker Friedman Institute. His primary research fields are labor economics, public economics, and economic inequality, and his research focuses on how to address market failures and equalize opportunities. Magne has published extensively in leading scholarly journals, and he is currently an editor of the Journal of Political Economy. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oslo.

Publications

Business Insider: The Math Is Clear: Universal Basic Income Is A Terrible Idea

Originally published on Business Insider. It’s not a new idea, but few could have predicted that talk about universal basic income (UBI) would be receiving as much attention as it is today — especially among candidates for president of the United States. Andrew Yang has made UBI the cornerstone of his campaign and is now […]

Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a Policy Response to Current Challenges

Overview: There is growing concern that current US transfer and social welfare programs are ill-equipped to address widening income inequality, stagnant income growth, declining economic mobility, and the negative impact of automation. This has led to a renewed debate over the merits of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) program and its capacity to address these […]