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:
- The Effects of Neighborhoods on Intergenerational Mobility: Childhood Exposure Effects and County Level Estimates
Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren
- The Effects of Exposure to Better Neighborhoods on Children: New Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment
Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren and Lawrence Katz
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).