Professor Janet Currie to deliver the 2019-2020 Razin Policy Lecture
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Professor Janet Currie will deliver the 2019-2020 Razin Policy Lecture on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the McShain Lounge on Georgetown University’s Campus. A reception will follow.
Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Co-director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing. She also co-directs the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Currie serves as the President of the American Society of Health Economics, has served as the Vice President of the American Economics Association, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Society of Labor Economists, and of the Econometric Society, and has honorary degrees from the University of Lyon and the University of Zurich. She was named a Nomis Distinguished Scientist in 2018. She has served on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science, as the Editor of the Journal of Economic Literature, and on the editorial boards of many other journals. Currie is a pioneer in the economic analysis of child development. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in health and access to health care, environmental threats to health, and the important role of mental health.
The Razin Lecture is to be accompanied by the awarding of the Razin Prize for best research paper by an advanced graduate student.