Yrjö Jahnsson Lectures 2023
Speaker Professor Janet Currie (Princeton University)
on Tuesday, May 23rd at 12.30-16.00
Economicum, 2nd floor, Arkadiankatu 7, Helsinki
12.30 – 12.35 Opening words
12.35 – 14.00 Lecture 1: “Child Health as Human Capital”
14.00 – 14.20 Coffee Break
14.20 – 15.50 Lecture 2: “The Environment and Childrens’s Health”
15.50 – 16.00 Closing words
Lectures are open for all. Places are filled in order of registration.
RSVP by May 2nd.
Janet Currie – a pioneer in the economic analysis of child development
Professor Janet 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 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 also co-directs the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Currie was named a Nomis Distinguished Scientist in 2019 and was named one of the top 10 women in Economics by the World Economic Forum in July 2015.
Currie is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Society of Labor Economists, and of the Econometric Society, and has honorary degrees from the University of Lyon and the University of Zurich.
Currie is President-Elect of the American Economic Association and has served as the President of the American Society of Health Economics, the Society of Labor Economics, the Eastern Economic Association and the Western Economic Association. She 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 her Ph.D from Princeton University in 1988.
Yrjö Jahnsson Lectures
In 1963 the Foundation launched the Yrjö Jahnsson Lectures in order to invite top international researchers in economics to Finland. The first lecture was given by Kenneth J. Arrow. This is the 23rd lecture. Previous lecture was given by Daron Acemoglu in 2019.