Marjorie Deane Lecture at New York University with Professor Janet Currie

The annual Marjorie Deane Lecture brings a leading economist to New York University (NYU) to speak with students, faculty, alumni and professional journalists. The lecture is sponsored by the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation as part of its support for NYU’s MA programme in Business and Economic Reporting.

Last month, on March 19th 2018, NYU welcomed Professor Janet Currie as the fifth lecturer. She is Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and Chair of the Department of Economics at Princeton University. An expert in healthcare economics, she specialises in the well-being of children and co-directs the Programme on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Before the lecture, students on this year’s MA programme had a class with her about one of her papers on how maternal disadvantage affects health at birth. The students used their time to ask questions and discuss her findings. Then there was a reception followed by Professor Currie’s lecture, “Inequality in Mortality: Why Things are Not as Bad as You Think”. Dinner followed her lecture, with 65 people in attendance.

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