On the Issues: Harvard University Professor of Economics Raj Chetty


College of Business Administration Marburg Lecture and On the Issues with Mike Gousha—Harvard University Professor of Economics Raj Chetty—Prof. Chetty is one of the authors of a groundbreaking new study on upward mobility in America. The study examined data from cities across the country, and found that the chances of poor children’s climbing the economic ladder were considerably higher in some places than others. Prof. Chetty’s research focuses on what he calls “equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding” (further description at http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/). A graduate of University School of Milwaukee, Prof. Chetty received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2003 at the age of 23. He has been awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association to “that American economist under the age of forty who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.” During his appearance at Eckstein Hall, Prof. Chetty will deliver the Department of Economics’ Marburg Lecture, immediately followed by a special On the Issues session, with questions posed by the Law School’s Mike Gousha, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Page Editor David Haynes, and members of the audience.