Janet 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 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. She 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. She has served as the President of the American Society of Health Economics, the Society of Labor Economics, and the Eastern Economic Association, and will serve as the President of the American Economic Association in 2024. 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.
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 and how those interact with socioeconomic status, the important role of childhood mental health, and the long-run impact of health problems in pregnancy and early childhood.
- “The Local Economic and Welfare Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, with Alexander Bartik, Michael Greenstone, Christopher Knittel, forthcoming.
- “What Do Economists Have to Say About the Clean Air Act 50 Years After the Establishment of the EPA?” Journal of Economic Perspectives, with Reed Walker, 2019.
- “Congestion Pricing, Air Pollution, and Children's Health,” Journal of Human Resources, with Peter Nilsson, Emilia Simeonova, and Reed Walker, forthcoming.