Bhashkar "Bhash" Mazumder is a senior economist and research advisor in the economic research department and executive director of the Chicago Federal Statistical Research Data Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. As a member of the microeconomic team, Mazumder conducts research in labor economics, education and health. His research has been focused in three areas: intergenerational economic mobility; the long-term effects of poor health early in life; and black-white gaps in human capital development, appearing in academic journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Quantitative Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics. His research has also been featured in the Chicago Fed Letter and Economic Perspectives. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.