Economics of Race

Investigating race as a driver of economic destiny.


Learning from MLK, the Inconvenient Hero

Apr 4, 2018

The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years later, and the relevance of his economic ideas today


How Black Businesses Helped Save the Civil Rights Movement

Jan 15, 2018

Behind towering figures like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. were the taxi dispatchers, pharmacists, grocers, and other small business owners who were instrumental in making civil rights a reality.


The Political Economy of Mass Incarceration: An Analytical Model

May 2017

This paper presents a model of mass incarceration in the United States, which has the largest proportion of its population imprisoned among advanced countries.