Jesse Shapiro

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Jesse Shapiro
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Bornc.1979 (age 4142)
United States
Spouse(s) Emily Oster
Institutions University of Chicago
Brown University
Field Political economy
Behavioral economics
School or
Chicago School of Economics
Alma mater Harvard University
Edward Glaeser
Influences Steven D. Levitt
Awards MacArthur Fellowship
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Jesse M. Shapiro is an American economist and academic. [1] He is the George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics at Brown University. [2]


Education and career

Shapiro was valedictorian of Stuyvesant High School in 1997. [3] He holds a PhD (2005) in Economics, [4] an MA (2001) in Statistics and a BA (2001) in Economics, all from Harvard University. [5]

Shapiro has published a number of influential papers in the area of industrial organization, political economy and behavioral economics. [6] He has written about obesity in the United States. [7] Recently his research has focused on polarization in the media and in political opinions. [8]

Before joining the Brown faculty, he was an inaugural Becker Fellow at the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory [4] and the Chookaszian Family Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. [9]

In 2008, The Economist listed Shapiro as one of the top 8 young economists in the world. [10] 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." [11]

Selected works

Personal life

Shapiro is the son of Joyce and Arvin Shapiro. He married economist Emily Oster, in June 2006, [4] and they have two children. [12]

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