Human capital

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Talking Peruvian Development with Miguel Castilla, Peru’s Former Minister of Economy and Finance

Considering Peruvian aggregate figures, we can see high GDP growth rates and exports, as well as significant poverty reduction during...

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(Mis)measuring Economic Wealth

In a new paper, Joseph Stiglitz offers potential ideas about what may have contributed to a mismeasurement of wealth.

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Who Feels the Effects of Corporate Tax Change?

A new study uses a spatial model of local economies to calculate the incidence of corporate income tax on firms, workers, and landowners.

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Should No Child Left Behind Be Reauthorized? The Impact of Accountability Pressure on Teachers and Students

A recent study in the American Economic Journal is the first to look at the impact of No Child Left Behind incentives on teachers and students nationwide.

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The New Face of Human Capital: An Interview with Emile Cambry Jr. of BLUE1647

Emile Cambry Jr., founder of BLUE1647, discusses his revolutionary, community-based approach to workforce development in the digital age.

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Does a Wife Shortage in China Mean More Crime Too?

The authors of a new study look at the excess of single men due to the marriage market and gender imbalance in China as a cause of an increase in crime.

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Human Capital and the Fight Against Poverty in Mexico

Harris School of Public Policy alum David García-Junco discusses his career combatting poverty through the health and human capital sectors.

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Teach the Parent, Help the Kids

A new report demonstrates the connection between maternal and child education, finding that mothers’ literacy programs boost their children’s math scores and their own sense of empowerment.

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Gender Dynamics and Public Health Technology: Clean Cookstoves in Bangladesh

Authors investigate how women’s bargaining power in the household can influence the success of public health interventions.

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We Rise Together: The Benefits of Regional Economic Clustering

Policies to encourage economic clusters have benefits larger than the sum of their parts

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