Marquette University News Release

Noted Harvard economist to deliver Marburg Lecture, go ‘On the Issues’

October 11, 2013

Event Information:
Date: Nov. 5, 2013
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union
Monaghan Ballroom, 3rd floor
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

Dr. Raj Chetty will discuss ‘equality of opportunity’ in business, law joint event

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Raj Chetty, Bloomberg Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will deliver the Marquette College of Business Administration’s 2013 Marburg Lecture, followed by a special presentation of Marquette Law School’s “On the Issues with Mike Gousha.” The joint event will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the third-floor ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The lecture begins at 4 p.m.; the “On the Issues” forum will immediately follow.

Registration for this free public event is required and available online.

Chetty is one of the authors of a groundbreaking new study on upward mobility in America. The study examined data from cities across the country, and found that the chances of poor children climbing the economic ladder were considerably higher in some places than others.

His research focuses on what he calls “equality of opportunity: how can we give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of succeeding.” A graduate of University School of Milwaukee, Chetty received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2003 at the age of 23. He has been awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association to “that American economist under the age of 40 who is adjudged to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.”

The Marburg Lecture is named in honor of the late Theodore F. Marburg, a long-time member of the economics department at Marquette. This lecture provides a forum for the discussion of moral, philosophical and social dimensions of economic issues, as well as continues Marburg’s commitment to the economic aspects of peace and justice.

The “On the Issues” session will be led by Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, along with David Haynes, editorial page editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There will also be an opportunity for an audience Q&A.

For those who can’t attend in person, all “On the Issues” events are streamed live online.

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