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The Economics of Opportunity

  • Bently Reserve 400 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA, 94111 United States (map)

This event is full. Please contact Elena Lunt, elenalunt@berkeley.edu if you wish to inquire. 

Bently Reserve.  400 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Opportunity Lab and the UC Berkeley Economics Department will celebrate O-Lab’s launch with a private event in San Francisco on October 17.

The evening will include talks from three world-renowned Berkeley economists who will discuss ground-breaking research on the economics of opportunity, inequality and public policy. 

The keynote address by Prof. Christina Romer, former Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, will discuss the policy agenda facing the next president, and the key role that rigorous evidence can play in shaping economic policy.

Prof. David Card, winner of the John Bates Clark Prize for most distinguished young American economist, will discuss his new research on gifted education programs and the role they can play in providing a pathway out of poverty for talented but economically disadvantaged children.  

Prof. Enrico Moretti, author of the award-winning book "The New Geography of Jobs", will discuss innovation clusters, and the role of housing policy in promoting - or impeding - job growth in U.S. cities, including the Bay Area. 

Please RSVP below by October 3, 2016. 

We hope you can join us!

If you have any questions please contact Elena Lunt at elenalunt@berkeley.edu