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Be­cause he is the direc­tor of Op­por­tu­nity In­sights, which uses “big data” to un­der­stand how chil­dren from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds can have bet­ter chances of suc­ceed­ing

Be­cause his in­sti­tute has re­leased an Op­por­tu­nity At­las of the US, which iden­ti­fies the so­cial dis­eases that can be cured with proper poli­cies Be­cause the In­di­a­born econ­o­mist re­ceived his PhD at the age of 26 and by the age of 28 was one of the youngest pro­fes­sors in Har­vard’s his­tory

A MAT­TER OF TIME One of the US’s lead­ing ur­ban economists, pro­fes­sor Ed­ward Glaeser of Har­vard Univer­sity, once said: “The ques­tion with Raj is not if he will win a No­bel prize, but when”

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