Improving Equality of Opportunity: New Evidence and Policy Lessons - Live Webcast

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET (17:30 – 19:00 GMT or convert time)
Location: World Bank Headquarters and Online

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The analysis of economic and social policy is being transformed by new methods and data - school records, tax data, health registers, etc. This talk will illustrate how these data can be used to obtain evidence on equality of opportunities and design policy.

For more background information, please visit Raj Chetty's Equality of Opportunity Project Website

About the DEC Lecture Series:
The Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) launched its lecture series in April 2005 to bring distinguished academics to the Bank to present and discuss new knowledge on development. The purpose of the Lecture Series is to introduce ideas on cutting edge research, challenge and contribute to the Bank's intellectual climate, and reexamine current development theories and practices.

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Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Professor of Economics, Harvard University