Janet Currie Wins Prestigious Jacobs Research Prize

Oct. 5, 2023

Janet Currie, the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and co-director of SPIA’s Center for Health and Wellbeing, has been awarded the prestigious Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize by the Zurich, Switzerland-based Jacobs Foundation. She will receive the prize, endowed with 1 million Swiss francs, at a ceremony at the University of Zurich in November. Currie was cited for her “foundational work on the influence of context such as policy decisions, environment, or health systems on child development.”