Saturday, April 13, 2013
The American Economic Association announced yesterday that Raj Chetty (Harvard University, Department of Economics) has won the 2013 John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the "American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge." From the press release:
Raj Chetty is an influential young economist working on tax policy, social insurance, and education policy. He uses new evidence about human behavior to synthesize results from different subfields of economics. ... Raj Chetty is a remarkably productive economist whose contributions assimilate evidence using a variety of methodological perspectives to shed new light on important public policy questions. His work extends basic price theory by incorporating behavioral and psychological aspects of economic behavior; reconciles results from different branches of economics, whether between structural and reduced form economists, or among previously inconsistent estimates of key parameters such as labor supply elasticities; and employs data that are uniquely suited to answer otherwise unanswerable questions. He has established himself in a few short years as arguably the best applied microeconomist of his generation.
- Bloomberg, Harvard’s Chetty Cited by Obama Wins Clark Young Economist Award
- New York Times, Raj Chetty Wins the John Bates Clark Medal
- New york Times, A Chat With Raj Chetty, Clark Medalist
- Wall Street Journal, Economist Is Awarded Top Honor in the Field
- Washington Post, Raj Chetty Named the Best American Economist Under 40. Here’s Why.