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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    Is Poverty More Worrying than Inequality?

    Xavier Gabaix argues that public policies should prioritize alleviating deprivation at the bottom over narrowing the rich-poor gap  Watch the video

    Race Has a Regional Dimension in America’s Political Economy

    Stanford economic historian Professor Gavin Wright, addressing the Institute’s conference on the economics of race, argues that the conditions facing the children of the great migration from the South are very different to the conditions for the children of those who stayed behind.  Watch the video