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Raj Chetty is the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University, where he also directs Opportunity Insights, a research organization that studies economic mobility. His research focuses on the measurement and explanation of mobility across income and social strata, with particular attention to the role of government policies. He has been an NBER affiliate since 2003.

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