Jesse Shapiro

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Jesse Shapiro
Bornc. 1979 (age 39–40)
NationalityUnited States
Spouse(s)Emily Oster
InstitutionBrown University
FieldPolitical economy
Behavioral economics
School or
Chicago School of Economics
Alma materHarvard University
Edward Glaeser
InfluencesSteven D. Levitt
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[edit]

Shapiro has published a number of working papers in the area of industrial organization, political economy and behavioral economics. He has written a paper that concerns obesity in the United States.[3]

Shapiro holds a PhD (2005) in Economics,[4] an MA (2001) in Statistics and a BA (2001) in Economics, all from Harvard University.[5]

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.[6]

In 2008, The Economist listed Shapiro as one of the top 8 young economists in the world.[7]

Personal life[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Jesse M. Shapiro - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  2. ^ "Jesse Shapiro | Population Studies and Training Center | Brown University". Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  3. ^ "JSTOR". African Studies Companion Online. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  4. ^ a b c "Emily Oster and Jesse Shapiro". New York Times. 2006-06-18. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  5. ^ "Jesse Shapiro | IDEAS/RePEc". Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  6. ^ "Faculty | The University of Chicago Booth School of Business". Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  7. ^ "International bright young things", The Economist, December 30, 2008

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