March 24, 2023 Razin Prize and Economic Policy Lecture Event

The Georgetown Center for Economic Research and the GU Economics Department are pleased to have Professor Raj Chetty, Harvard University deliver the 2023 Razin Lecture. The event will take place on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. in the Riggs Library within Healy Hall on the Georgetown University Campus.  A reception will follow. 


Raj Chetty
William A. Ackman Professor of Economics
Harvard University

“Creating Equality of Opportunity in America: New Insights from Big Data”

Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the Director of Opportunity Insights, which uses big data to study the science of economic opportunity: how we can give children from all backgrounds better chances of succeeding?  Chetty’s work has been widely cited in academia, media outlets, and policy discussions in the United States and beyond.

Chetty received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003 and is one of the youngest-tenured professors in Harvard’s history. He has received numerous awards for his research, including a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given to the economist under 40 whose work is judged to have made the most significant contribution to the field.

The Razin Lecture is accompanied by the awarding of the Razin Prize for the best research paper by an advanced graduate student in Economics.

This year’s award goes to:

Prize Winner:

Gretchen Sileo

for her dissertation essay entitled

 “Proactive and
Reactive Infrastructure Investment

Dissertation Advisors: Professor John Rust and Professor Nathan Miller

Friday, March 24, 2023
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Riggs Library, Healy Hall

More on the Razin Prize and Policy Lecture, its background, and history can be found here