Charles Manski 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(2007-13), 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, an elected Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.
Charles Manski is married to teacher-educator Kate Manski. He is the son of Holocaust survivor Samuil Manski and Estelle Zonn Manski, and has two brothers, attorney Mark Manski and professor of dentistry Richard Manski. Charles Manski's children are activist and journalist Rebecca Manski and sociologist and lawyer Ben Manski, as well as Ben and wife, social scientist, Sarah Manski's sons, Chuck's grandsons, Lev and Isaac.