Janet M. Currie, Presented by the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program
Inequality at Birth: Some Causes and Consequences
Thursday, October 4th. Reception at 6:30pm, Lecture at 7.30pm.
University Room, Hyde Hall.
For directions and parking considerations please see: Directions to Hyde Hall
Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and director of Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing. She also directs the Program on Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and is a senior research affiliate at the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan. She previously taught at Columbia, MIT, and UCLA. Her research focuses on the health and well-being of children, in particular on socioeconomic differences in child health and on environmental threats to children's health. Much of her research is summarized in The Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation's Poor Children and Families. She was elected vice president of the American Economic Association in 2010 and is a fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and editor of the Journal of Economic Literature. She has given the Ely Lecture, American Economic Association; the McKee Lecture, Vanderbilt University; and the Clark Distinguished Lecture, Queen's University, among other named lectures.