Raj Chetty: The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children's Long-Term Outcomes


Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:00pm to 1:45pm


Harvard Kennedy School: Allison Dining Room

Raj Chetty, Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University.

This talk will present findings from two new papers that investigate the long-term effects of neighborhoods on children's earnings and other outcomes in adulthood using both quasi-experimental evidence and new evidence from the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment.

(New!) May 2015: The two papers presented in this seminar have now been released for distribution:

For an excellent discussion of this research, see "Why the New Research on Mobility Matters," By Justin Wolfers (Ph.D. '01) in The New York Times (May 4, 2015).

See also: Spring 2015