William A. Ackman Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Director, Opportunity Insights
Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and director of Opportunity Insights. His research, which combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies, currently focuses on equality of opportunity. Chetty was previously an economics professor at Stanford University and at University of California, Berkeley. His work on tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been cited in media outlets and congressional testimony, and honors for his research include a MacArthur Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given to the economist under 40 whose work is making the most significant contribution to the field.