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Jesse Shapiro

Jesse Shapiro
Born c. 1979 (age 35–36)
Nationality United States
Institution University of Chicago
Field Political economy
Behavioral economics
School/tradition Chicago School of Economics
Alma mater Harvard University
Influences Edward Glaeser
Steven D. Levitt
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Jesse M. Shapiro is an American economist. He is the Chookaszian Family Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Shapiro has published a number of working papers in the area of political economy and behavioral economics. One of his most famous papers concerns obesity in the USA.

Shapiro holds a PhD (2005) in Economics, an MA (2001) in Statistics and a BA (2001) in Economics, all from Harvard University. Before joining the Chicago Booth faculty, he was an inaugural Becker Fellow at the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory.

The Economist lists Shapiro as one of the top 8 young economists in the world.[1]

Personal life

He married Emily Oster, also an economist, in June 2006.[2]


  1. ^ "International bright young things", The Economist, December 30, 2008 
  2. ^ "Emily Oster and Jesse Shapiro". New York Times. 2006-06-18. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 

External links

  • Jesse Shapiro main page
  • Curriculum Vitae
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