Raj Chetty Stanford University April 5, 2017On April 5, 2017 the C.V. Starr Center will welcome Raj Chetty to give the sixth annual C.V. Starr Distinguished Speaker Lecture. Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. His work on tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding? Chetty is a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association to the best American economist under age 40. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003 at the age of 23 and was a professor at UC-Berkeley until 2009, when he returned to Harvard as one of the youngest tenured professors in Harvard's history. Chetty moved to the Department of Economics at Stanford in 2015.
Additional information is available on the broader topic of "Equality of Opportunity".
Location: 4:00 - 6:00 pm at New York University Stern School of Business - The Gardiner Commons, 44 West 4th Street, Room M1-100, New York, NY 10012