Nathaniel Hendren is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work lies at the intersection of theoretical and empirical work in public economics, focusing on a range of topics including insurance markets, welfare measurement government policies, and intergenerational mobility. His work provides methods for welfare analysis of government policy interventions, provides explanations for why individuals with pre-existing conditions are often not offered insurance (even at higher prices), and explores patterns and determinants of intergenerational mobility in the U.S. He is currently a principal investigator of the Equality of Opportunity Project, exploring the geography of intergenerational mobility and the role of neighborhoods in promoting upward mobility. He earned a B.S. in mathematics and economics from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.