Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist and best-selling author Maureen Dowd will speak for the University Lectures on Friday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The event—co-sponsored by the Lubin Society, with media sponsor WAER—is free and open…
Stanford Professor to Give Volcker Lecture March 26
Raj Chetty, professor economics at Stanford University, will give the Volcker Lecture Monday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. The title of his talk is “Restoring the American Dream: New Lessons from Big Data.”
A reception will follow the lecture. Free parking is available in the University Avenue Garage. For more information, to RSVP or to watch the live stream, visit maxwell.syr.edu/volcker.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for each event. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.
Chetty’s research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help design more effective government policies. 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?
Chetty is the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” grant and the John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association to the best American economist under age 40.
The Volcker Lecture is presented by Leonard Burman, the Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics in the Maxwell School, and by the Maxwell School’s Center for Policy Research. Robert Menschel, senior director at Goldman Sachs and trustee emeritus of the University, endowed the chair to honor Paul Volcker, a pre-eminent economist and former chair of the Federal Reserve.
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