University of Manitoba
May 22nd-May 23rd, 2013
Series Organizing Committee
Audrey Laporte, Chair, University of Toronto
Emma Pierard, co-Chair, University of Waterloo
Chris Auld, University of Victoria
Paul Grootendorst, University of Toronto
Pierre-Thomas Leger, HEC Montreal
Logan McLeod, Wilfrid Laurier University
Charles F. Manski
CHARLES F. MANSKI has been Board of Trustees Professor in Economics at Northwestern University since 1997. He previously was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1983-98), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1979-83), and Carnegie Mellon University (1973-80). He received his B.S. and Ph.D. in economics from M. I. T. in 1970 and 1973.
Manski’s research spans econometrics, judgement and decision, and the analysis of social policy. He is author of Identification for Prediction and Decision (Harvard 2007), Social Choice with Partial Knowledge of Treatment Response (Princeton 2005), Partial Identification of Probability Distributions (Springer, 2003), Identification Problems in the Social Sciences (Harvard 1995), and Analog Estimation Methods in Econometrics (Chapman & Hall, 1988), co-author of College Choice in America (Harvard 1983), and co-editor of Evaluating Welfare and Training Programs (Harvard 1992) and Structural Analysis of Discrete Data with Econometric Applications (MIT 1981).
He has served as Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty (1988-91) and as Chair of the Board of Overseers of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (1994-98). Editorial service includes terms as editor of the Journal of Human Resources (1991-94), co-editor of the Econometric Society Monograph Series (1983-88), member of the Editorial Board of the Annual Review of Economics (from 2007), and associate editor of the Annals of Applied Statistics (2006-10), Econometrica, (1980-88), Journal of Economic Perspectives (1986-89), Journal of the American Statistical Association (1983-85, 2002-04), and Transportation Science (1978-84).
Service at the National Research Council includes being Chair of the Committee on Data and Research for Policy on Illegal Drugs(1998-2001) and a member of the Report Review Committee (from 2010), the Committee on Law and Justice (from 2009), the Board on Mathematical Sciences and their Applications (2004-2007), the Committee on National Statistics (1996-2000), and the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (1992-98).
Manski is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, and an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Jill Horwitz is a legal scholar and health policy expert who is addressing some of the most pressing law and policy issues of our day, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and the impact of hospital ownership on the delivery of medical services. She comes to UCLA from the University of Michigan, where she was a Professor of Law and Co-Director of their Law and Economics Program. She also held joint appointments at Michigan with the School of Public Health and the Ford School of Public Policy.
Professor Horwitz is a highly productive scholar who has published in law journals, health policy journals, and economics journals. Her scholarly interests focus on the legal regulation of health care organizations, nonprofit organizations, law and economics, and tort law. Her empirical research on hospital ownership and medical service provision has won several awards.
Professor Horwitz teaches Torts and Nonprofit Law and Policy, as well as workshops on law and economics, governance, and health care reform.
Horwitz received her B.A. with honors from Northwestern University. She holds a master's degree in public policy, a J.D. (magna cum laude), and a Ph.D. in health policy, all from Harvard University. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for Judge Norman Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Horwitz is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute Principles of Nonprofit Organizations, a fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance, an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria Department of Economics in British Columbia, and a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.