Lawrence Katz is the Elisabeth Allison Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on labor economics and the economics of social problems. He is coauthor of The Race between Education and Technology, a history of US economic inequality. Katz studies the impacts of neighborhood poverty on low-income families as the principal investigator of the long-term evaluation of the Moving to Opportunity program, a randomized housing mobility experiment. He is the editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and Co-Scientific Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, North America.