Raj Chetty
Published April 30, 2015
Updated February 8, 2021

Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and director of Opportunity Insights. He is an expert in tax policy, unemployment insurance and education, and on using data to learn how to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding later in life.

Chetty’s research has been cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. He is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, and was named one of the top economists in the world by The New York Times and The Economist.

Expertise: Economics, equality of opportunity, tax policy, unemployment, education

Location: Boston, Mass.

Contact Shannon Felton Spence:

Email: sspence@opportunityinsights.org

Heard on NPR: All Things Considered: Want To Earn $1,000 More A Year? Try Kindergarten

Heard on WBUR: On Point: Upward Mobility In America

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