In this episode, Stanford Professor Raj Chetty explains his new research that examines who becomes an inventor in America and who gets left behind, and discusses with Brookings expert Richard Reeves how inequality stifles American innovation.
- Who becomes an inventor in America? The importance of exposure to innovation
- Equality of Opportunity Project
- Raj Chetty on “The lost Einsteins” (Presentation and panel discussion)
- Dream Hoarders
- The intersection of race, place, and multidimensional poverty
- Trickle-down norms
With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, and Fred Dews for additional support.
Intersections is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
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