Lecture on Improving Economic Opportunity in the U.S. on 2/19

Feb 07, 2019
Summary: Where in the United States do children have the greatest opportunity to achieve the American Dream? 

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Dr. Nathaniel Hendren will discuss his work in identifying the neighborhoods, and the characteristics of these neighborhoods, where children have highest upward economic mobility.  On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, Dr. Nathaniel Hendren will give a presentation on the economic opportunities and social mobility.
Dr. Hendren is a professor of Economics at Harvard University and founding Co-Director of Opportunity Insights, a group dedicated to improving upward mobility for children in the US. His research studies the extent to which markets provide economic opportunity and traces the roots of social mobility in the US to the neighborhoods where children grew up, and explores the potential policy implications. In 2018, The Economist named Dr. Hendren as one of the Decade’s Eight Best Young Economists.
The Private Enterprise Research Center and the Mosbacher Institute invites faculty, staff and students to attend the free lecture, to be held at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University.  A catered reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. with the lecture immediately following the reception.  Attendees can register to attend at calendar.tamu.edu/perc.