Richard Mansfield


I am currently a labor economist in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado - Boulder.  I earned my PhD in economics from Yale University.

My research focuses on the implications for earnings and educational attainment distributions of the way in which individuals are sorted to groups across a variety of contexts (students to classrooms, teachers to schools, workers to firms).  Methodologically, I specialize in using linked administrative data to examine the interplay between production functions and models of sorting in contexts where the productive inputs consist of heterogeneous individuals (e.g. different students, teachers, or workers).