Indian-American awarded Baby Nobel

Sri Srinivasan
Washington, Apr 16: Indian-Americans are making it to the top in USA. After legal professional Sri Srinivasan, who if confirmed, will become the first Indian-American to make the federal court grade, along with a chance of an elevation to the supreme court nomination before the end of Obama's term, this time around an young Indian-American economist from the Harvard University has brought laurels to the country.

Raj Chetty's pioneering work was cited by US President Barack Obama in his last State of the Union Address has won the prestigious John Bates Clark medal, often called the 'Baby Nobel'.

Born in Delhi, Raj Chetty is a professor in the Department of Economy at the Harvard University since 2009.

"Raj Chetty is an influential young economist working on tax policy, social insurance, and education policy," the American Economic Association Honors and Awards Committee said. The awards committee said Chetty is a remarkably productive economist whose contributions assimilate evidence using a variety of methodological perspectives to shed new light on important public policy questions

The John Bates Clark medal is a prestigious medal awarded to an economics under 40 who has made a "significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge".

OneIndia News (With inputs from agencies)

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