Raj Chetty

Raj Chetty is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University and is Co-Director of the Public Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He is also a Faculty Research Fellow and Research Associate at NBER. In 2012, he was the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association, widely considered one of the most prestigious awards in economics, second only to the Nobel Prize. He has a B.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

His research focuses on public economics and has researched the equality of opportunity in the United States and the long-term impact of teachers on student performance.

Representative Publications

“The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014”
(with Michael Stepner, Sarah Abraham, Shelby Lin, Benjamin Scuderi, Nicholas Turner, Augustin Bergeron and David Cutler) The Journal of the Americal Medical Association, 315(16): 1750-1766, 2016

“Measuring the Impacts of Teachers I: Evaluating Bias in Teacher Value-Added Estimates”
(with John Friedman and Jonah Rockoff), American Economic Review 104(9): 2593-2632, 2014

“The Spike at Benefit Exhaustion: Leaving the Unemployment System or Starting a New Job?” (with David Card and Andrea Weber), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 97:113-118, 2007

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