204 Raj Chetty - Lost Einsteins: Left Behind by the Innovation Economy

We talk to celebrated Stanford economist Raj Chetty about his work focusing on using empirical evidence—often big data—to inform the design of more effective governmental policies. Raj is currently a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His work on tax policy, unemployment insurance, and education has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony. His current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding?

Links:

Equality of Opportunity Project

Raj on Freakonomics

Lost Einsteins Paper