Authors:

  • Raj Chetty

Excerpt

May 1, 2023, Video: "Raj Chetty, the William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics at Harvard University, was the featured guest at the Stony Brook University Presidential Lecture with President Maurie McInnis on April 27, 2023. The event, held in conjunction with the Gujavarty Seminar on Leadership and Values and Mattoo Center for India Studies, was held in the Charles B. Wang Center Theatre. Chetty is the director of Opportunity Insights, a lab that uses “big data” to study the science of economic opportunity to effect changes in policy, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences whose research has garnered numerous awards. These include a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award and the John Bates Clark Medal, which is given annually to an economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field."