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David Deming Named Winner of 2018 David N. Kershaw Award and Prize
Kershaw Award is among the most prestigious awards recognizing contributions related to public policy and social science.
November 7, 2018
Friedman Addresses The Boston Foundation
Opportunity Insights co-director John Friedman presented the Opportunity Atlas at The Boston Foundation on October 10, in a talk pegged to the foundation’s latest Boston Indicators report, "Boston Is Booming... but for Whom?"
October 12, 2018
Chetty, Friedman, and Hendren Launch Opportunity Insights
A new research and policy institute focused on improving economic opportunity was announced today. Opportunity Insights is founded by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, and Nathaniel Hendren and represents a partnership between leading economists from Harvard University and Brown University. The institute’s research on economic mobility harnesses the power of big data to document both the decline of the American Dream and potential solutions to revive it. Its central mission is to develop scalable policy solutions that empower families throughout the United States to rise out of poverty and achieve better life outcomes.
October 1, 2018
Opportunity Insights Announces David A. Williams as Policy Director
Opportunity Insights is pleased to announce that it has hired David A. Williams, a former senior adviser to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, as policy director.
July 9, 2018
Nathaniel Hendren addresses the 12th Annual Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color Gathering of Leaders.
The Boston Globe's Adrian Walker and Dr. Nathaniel Hendren discuss Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective at the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color's 12th Annual Gathering of Leaders cohosted by the Boston Public Schools and My Brother's Keeper.
May 30, 2018
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