Nathaniel Hendren is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a Founding Co-Director of the Equality of Opportunity Project. His work is motivated by the question: Do markets provide opportunity? He uses a combination of theoretical and empirical analysis to document the extent of equality of opportunity, understand when and why markets may fail to provide it, quantify the impact of these market failures, and provide tools to normatively evaluate potential policy solutions.


Office Address:
Department of Economics
Littauer Center Rm 230
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA  02138

Staff Support:
Trina Ott
Littauer Center 122
Cambridge, MA  02138

Office hours available by appointment. Current advisees, along with enrollees in 2450A or 980 should feel free to email me directly to set up a time. All others, please contact my assistant Trina Ott (