Jill Adona

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How can we know if social programs will work?

We would all agree that it is unwise to spend a ton of public or private money expanding a program or launching a new product unless we have a pretty …

Living Free and Equal

In the quarter-century since the publication in 1990 of the first Human Development Report, the world has made astounding strides in reducing poverty …

Making college less risky to boost social mobility

“Higher education, more than ever, is the ticket to the middle class.” So said President Obama last year.But is it? We know individual investments in …

Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics

Front Matter<p>Part I Introduction<p>Introduction, or Why This Handbook?George F. DeMartino and Deirdre N. McCloskey<p>Part II Uncertainty, Risk and …

The Case for Free Trade Is Weaker Than You Think

If workers lose their jobs to imports and central banks can’t bolster domestic spending enough to re-employ them, a country may be worse off, Greg Ip explains<p>Economists disagree on plenty, but they’re pretty much unanimous that free trade is good and protectionism is bad. Elite opinion among …

Economy

To Save State Universities, Free Them From the States

Budget cuts are bad, but political games and pointless restrictions also handcuff public schools.<p>Lost in the noise of the presidential primaries is an important policy debate over college affordability. Bernie Sanders has proposed making public colleges and universities tuition-free, and Hillary …

Unsustainable Development Goals?

In a challenging global economic and geopolitical environment, achieving the just-launched Sustainable Development Goals will be possible only if the …

Can Bernie Sanders’s Tax Plan Fund Free College?

Bernie Sanders says the U.S. can easily afford free college tuition at state universities by levying a small tax on Wall Street trading. The Tax Policy Center, a leading think tank on tax issues, says his revenue estimates from such a tax are vastly overstated. If the TPC is right, forget about …

Bernie Sanders

Piketty’s Crumbs

A<p>T <br>hree years ago, Thomas Piketty’s <i>Capital in the Twenty-First Century</i> (2013) made its author the most famous economist in the world. The book caused …

Want to Fix Education? Give a Kid a Tutor

It's hard to improve families and communities. There's a better way to spend time and money.<p>In 1974, physicist Richard Feynman derided education research as a form of pseudoscience:<p>I found [pseudoscientific] things that even more people believe, such as that we have some knowledge of how to …

Who would benefit most from free college?

<b>Executive Summary</b>Free college is unlikely to see the light of day in today’s divided political environment, but is frequently in the news as a point …

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There are many Americans who would benefit from a postsecondary education but who never attend college, or who start college but don’t earn a degree. …

To fix higher education, educators and policymakers must move beyond the usual rallying cries

“Free college” and “student loan crisis” make catchy campaign slogans and headlines, but focusing on affordability and debt may distract from more …

Educationists and Economists

I used to work part time in England, and I've traveled around the world a good bit speaking about evidence-based reform in education and related topics. One of the things I find striking in country after country is that at the higher levels, education is not run by educators. It is run by …

More College Grads Finding Work, But Not in the Best Jobs

More recent college graduates in the U.S. are finding work, but in jobs that don't require college degrees, according to new data from the Federal …

University education is measurable in more than just graduate debt

Aditya Chakrabortty is playing fast and loose with the lives of millions of students and potential students (What the great degree rip-off means for graduates: low pay and high debt, 19 April). His major animus is turned against David Willetts, but as a former Labour higher education minister and …

Higher Education

There is no easy fix to the dropout problem

This page in: Espanol<p>When I joined the Mexican ministry of education in 2008, one of the first challenges I had was to identify effective policies to …

When it comes to causality, no one technique should have all that power

In the most recent interview in our “Equitable Growth in Conversation” series, our own Ben Zipperer talks with David Card of the University of …

How to measure prosperity

WHICH would you prefer to be: a medieval monarch or a modern office-worker? The king has armies of servants. He wears the finest silks and eats the …

Don’t Do Stupid Economic Stuff

For seven decades, the US government has been the ultimate fireman of the global system. Over that period, it has dealt with myriad crises worldwide …

The Global Growth Funk

The IMF and others have recently revised downward their forecasts for the global economy – yet again. Little wonder: The world economy has few bright …

America's Report Card: We're still ignoring low-income high-achievers | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Last week, the Department of Education released the 2015 Nation’s Report Card for twelfth graders. As with the fourth- and eighth-grade scores …

The dividing line between haves and have-nots in home ownership: Education, not student debt

<b>Executive Summary</b>Many worry that student loans are a drag on the economy, particularly the housing market. Analyses from the Federal Reserve Bank of …

Shut bad schools for low performance, but don't draw conclusions from test scores alone | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

<i>Editor's note: This post is the second in an ongoing discussion between Fordham's Mike Petrilli and the University of Arkansas's Jay Greene that</i> …

Student Debt Is About to Set Another Record, But the Picture Isn’t All Bad

This spring's college seniors will see a good return: higher starting salaries<p>By<p>Josh Mitchell<p>Josh Mitchell<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JMitchellWSJ<p>joshua.mitchell@wsj.com<p>This spring’s college seniors are about to set another record for student debt. But they’re also likely to find a job and …

College & University

‘We need to speak about race’: Examining the barriers to full and equal participation in university life

Looking to examine and address the barriers facing black and minority ethnic academic staff, the LSE is funding a project entitled ‘Race in the …

It depends what you study, not where

A new report from PayScale, a research firm, calculates the returns to a college degree. Its authors compare the career earnings of graduates with …

Are economic statistics in danger of becoming irrelevant?

Reliable economic statistics are a vital public good. They are essential to effective policymaking, business planning, and the electorate’s ability …

Innovation