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Janet M. Currie

Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Co-Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW)
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Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the co-director of Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing. She co-directs the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Currie is a pioneer in the economic analysis of child development. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in health and access to health care, environmental threats to health, the important role of mental health, and the long-run impact of health problems in pregnancy and early childhood. Currie holds honorary degrees from the University of Lyon and the University of Zurich and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. She is serving as the President of the American Economic Association in 2024 and has served as the President of the American Society of Health Economics and the Society of Labor Economics. She is the Distinguished CES Fellow for 2023 and a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Society of Labor Economists, and of the Econometric Society. She was chosen as a NOMIS Distinguished Scientist in 2019 and won the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in 2023.  She was named one of the top 10 women in Economics by the World Economic Forum in July 2015. Currie has served on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science, as the Editor of the Journal of Economic Literature, and on the editorial boards of many other journals. She has published four books and more than 200 articles and presented her work at universities around the world as well as in venues ranging from the White House to the European Investment Bank.