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

Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a Director of Opportunity Insights. Chetty’s research on tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. Chetty is a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the 2013 John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association to the best American economist under age 40.

Chetty’s work focuses on giving children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding later in life. He has been named one of the top economists in the world by The New York Times and The Economist. He has appeared on WBUR’s On Point, NPR’s All Things Considered and Planet Money.

Raj Chetty, Professor of Economics from Harvard University, is pictured in Littauer Center. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer


Professor of Economics, Harvard

Areas of Expertise: Economics, Equality of Opportunity, Tax Policy, Unemployment, Education

Location: Boston, MA

Contact Information:
chetty@opportunityinsights.org, chetty79@gmail.com, abigailhiller@g.harvard.edu

Heard on NPR: For a full list, click here.

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

Heard on WBUR: For a full list, click here.

On Point: Upward Mobility In America


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