|Born||c. 1979 (age 41–42)|
|Institutions|| University of Chicago |
|Field|| Political economy |
|Chicago School of Economics|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Influences||Steven D. Levitt|
|Information at IDEAS / RePEc|
Jesse M. Shapiro is an American economist and academic.He is the George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics at Brown University.
Shapiro was valedictorian of Stuyvesant High School in 1997.He holds a PhD (2005) in Economics, an MA (2001) in Statistics and a BA (2001) in Economics, all from Harvard University.
Shapiro has published a number of influential papers in the area of industrial organization, political economy and behavioral economics.He has written about obesity in the United States. Recently his research has focused on polarization in the media and in political opinions.
Before joining the Brown faculty, he was an inaugural Becker Fellow at the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theoryand the Chookaszian Family Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
In 2008, The Economist listed Shapiro as one of the top 8 young economists in the world.In 2021, he was named a MacArthur Fellow for "devising new frameworks of analysis to advance understanding of media bias, ideological polarization, and the efficacy of public policy interventions."
Shapiro is the son of Joyce and Arvin Shapiro. He married economist Emily Oster, in June 2006,and they have two children.
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