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Video Link - 58th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture featuring Raj Chetty

by Anne Ellis | Mar 16, 2017

Snyder Lecture

The Department of Economics hosted the 58th Annual Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture on March 9, 2017. Professor Raj Chetty, from Stanford University, presented "Improving Equality of Opportunity: New Lessons from Big Data". To view a video of the event, please see link:  https://ucsb.box.com/s/jkq88kzf75sqm7drcxqfog5hwi7jyy22

Dr. Raj Chetty is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Dr. Chetty's research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. His work on tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony.

Dr. Chetty is a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association to the best American economist under age 40. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003 at the age of 23 and was a professor at UC-Berkeley until 2009, when he returned to Harvard as one of the youngest tenured professors in Harvard's history.  Dr. Chetty moved to the Department of Economics at Stanford in 2015.