Distinguished Speakers Series

As National University launches its innovative Precision Institute, it is pleased to introduce a new distinguished speakers series comprised of global experts discussing various aspects of the evolution of information and education in the digital age.

Creating Conditions for Economic Mobility, featuring Professor Raj Chetty

Presented in Partnership with The San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Education Development Center

Date & Time:
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
404 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

Raj Chetty

Renowned Stanford University economist Raj Chetty, Ph.D, will share his research that centers on some of the core issues affecting American society – opportunity, equality, access, education, and government policy through the powerful lens of economics. His current research reveals the obstacles to income mobility due to the systemic "leakage" of skills and talent that go unfulfilled when opportunities are not universally available to the citizenry.

A popular TEDx speaker and "Freakonomics Radio" podcast guest, Professor Chetty is a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and received the John Bates Clark medal as best American economist under age 40. 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. Chetty received his doctorate in economics from Harvard University and later served as one of the youngest tenured professors in Harvard’s history. Currently, he is a professor at Stanford University in the Department of Economics.

Sponsored by:
The Hapke Family Fund, San Diego Supercomputer Center and the National Laboratory for Education Transformation

To reserve your seat, please visit nu.edu/precision-events