Raj Chetty is a Professor of Economics at Stanford 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?
As part of the Center for Poverty Research Seminar Series, Greg Miller and Edith Chen discussed their work on how early life poverty and even social mobility can affect long-term health. Both Miller and Chen are professors of psychology at Northwestern University and Faculty Fellows at the Institute for Policy Research. The talk took place on March 15, 2016.