Human Capital and Economic Opportunity

    The Institute is deeply invested in understanding and promoting the importance of human capital for a healthy society. We explore the impact of early childhood development, education and training, and the role of factors like race and gender on shaping economic outcomes.

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    How the Economics of the Economics Profession Resists New Thinking

    Following a thought-provoking panel discussion at the AEA, James Heckman and Rob Johnson discuss peer-reviewed journals and a professional incentive structure that constricts the idea space and reinforces tired orthodoxies in economics. Watch the video