Conversation with Raj Chetty — Driving Upward Economic Mobility

Raj Chetty, the William A. Ackman Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the Director of Opportunity Insights, joins Scott to discuss research around higher education, specifically how elite universities shape who succeeds in the US. We also hear about broader trends regarding upward economic mobility and the role a child’s environment plays in creating opportunities for growth.

Follow Prof Chetty’s work at Opportunity Insights here.

Scott opens with his thoughts on the UAW strike, specifically how it points to the need for a minimum wage that matches our nation’s productivity level.

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