Stanford Professor Raj Chetty on Equality of Opportunity

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Torsdag 2 juni 2016, 08:30–10:00
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm

Welcome to a seminar with Raj Chetty - one of the world’s most prominent and cited economists. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity and how we can give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding.

Most people would agree that success should depend on people’s choices, effort, and talents, not on their circumstances at birth. Equality of opportunity is a widely shared ideal in modern, capitalist societies.  What do we know about the determinants of equality of opportunity?

Welcome to a policy talk with Stanford Professor Raj Chetty who will present his groundbreaking research on the determinants of social mobility and what policies work to promote equality of opportunity.

Raj Chetty has been widely recognized for his research that combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies.

About the IIES/SNS International Policy Talks

International Policy Talks is a collaboration between the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES) at Stockholm University and SNS with the mission of bringing insights from leading international economists to the Swedish policy debate.

About the speakers

Raj Chetty is a Professor in the Economics Department at Stanford University and Co-Director of the Public Economics group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2003 at the age of 23 and became a professor at UC- Berkeley. In 2009 he returned to Harvard as one of the youngest tenured professors in Harvard’s history and then moved to Stanford in 2015.

He has been named one of the top economists in the world by the New York Times and the Economist magazine. And he is one of the youngest recipients of the John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association to the best American economist under age 40.

The meeting is moderated by Arash Nekoei, Assistant Professor at IIES, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University.

Registration and fee

The meeting is open to SNS members* and the press. The fee is SEK 295 + VAT. An invoice will be sent after the meeting. Please register via the form below.

* List of SNS members / Information about membership