Gets Ahead? The Urban Underclass, Rethinking Social Policy, The Homeless, and most recently, The Black-White Test Score Gap (with Meredith Phillips). He is a member the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves on the editorial board of The American Prospect.

Christopher Mackie is a study director with the Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT). In addition to working with this panel, he is working on projects on nonmarket economic accounting and data access and confidentiality. Prior to joining CNSTAT, he was a senior economist with SAG Corporation, where he conducted a variety of econometric studies in the areas of labor and personnel economics, primarily for federal agencies. He completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of North Carolina and, while a graduate student, held teaching positions at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Tulane University. He is author of Canonizing Economic Theory.

Albert Madansky is the H.G.B. Alexander Professor Emeritus of Business Administration in the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business. He has been a mathematician at the RAND corporation, vice president of the Interpublic Group of Companies, president of a computer software and data processing firm, chairman of the computer sciences department at City College of New York, and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Econometric Society and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. His primary research is in the area multivariate statistical analysis. He is the author of Foundations of Econometrics and of Prescriptions for Working Statisticians.

Van Doorn Ooms is Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Committee for Economic Development, where he has supervised and conducted research in a large number of public policy areas including education, social security and pensions, labor markets, welfare and poverty, international trade and finance, and campaign finance. His primary specialties are in macroeconomics and public finance, with emphasis on the political economy of the federal budget. He was the chief economist of (successively) the Senate Budget Committee, The Office of Management and Budget, and the House Budget Committee. Previously, he was a professor of economics at Swarthmore College.

Robert A. Pollak is the Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics at the College of Arts and Sciences and the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to his current appointment, he was a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty for 26 years. His areas of expertise include environmental economics and policy, consumer behavior, labor econom

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