Janet Currie

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Janet M. Currie
Born Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian American
Institution Princeton University
Field labour economics, family economics, health economics
Alma mater University of Toronto, Princeton University
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Janet Currie is a Canadian economist. She is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being at Princeton University.[1] She is the editor in chief of the Journal of Economic Literature and on the editorial board of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and has also served several other journals in an editorial capacity including the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of Labor Economics, and the Journal of Public Economics.[2] Her research focuses on the health and well-being of children.[3] She is considered an expert on the topic of Head Start program.[3]

She is a fellow of the Econometric Society,[4] a member of the Institute of Medicine, a fellow and incoming president of the Society of Labor Economist.[5] She was vice-president of the American Economic Association. She has also served as a consultant for the National Health Interview Survey and the National Longitudinal Surveys and on the advisory board of the National Children’s Study. She is an affiliate of IZA in Bonn.

Published books[edit]

  • Children with Disabilities, The Future of Children, v 22 #1, Princeton-Brookings, Washington D.C. Spring 2012, edited with Robert Kahn.[6]
  • The Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation’s Poor Children and Families, Princeton University Press, Spring 2006.[7]
  • Welfare and the Well-Being of Children, Fundamentals of Pure and Applied Economics #59, Harwood Academic Publishers, Chur Switzerland, 1995.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Currie is married to W. Bentley MacLeod, an economist at Columbia University and together they have two children.[9]


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