Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Chetty, Raj
Location Harvard University
Primary Field Economic Sciences
 Election Citation
Chetty has dramatically altered our understanding of the geography of inequality of opportunity in the U.S.; and made important advances in measuring the effects of teacher quality, and various tax and social programs. Among Chetty's honors are the John Bates Clark Medal and a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant."
 Research Interests
Much of Chetty's recent research focuses on understanding how to increase equality of opportunity: how can we give our children better chances of succeeding, irrespective of their family's income or wealth? Much of his research draws upon "Big data" to identify the key drivers of inequality and opportunity, test competing theories, and develop potential policy solutions. His interests span from methodological research on methods of causal inference to applied economic theory to empirical work, and much of his research draws upon insights from related social sciences such as psychology and sociology.

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