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Raj Chetty

Opening Plenary

“Economic Opportunity and Health Inequality: New Insights from Big Data”

Raj Chetty is the inaugural William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University. 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 and returned to Harvard in 2018.



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Janet Currie

Mid-Congress Plenary

“Child health and human capital”

Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and of the Econometric Society. Dr. Currie pioneered the economic analysis of child development in the early 1990s and established the central role of childhood health for human capital and inequality. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in health and access to health care, environmental threats to health, and the important role of mental health.

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