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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    Here’s What Economists Don’t Understand About Race

    William Darity, Jr. has a new key to unlocking the mystery of inequality: stratification economics. Read more

    Three Questions with John Eric Humphries

    John Eric Humphries is a member of the Inequality: Measurement, Interpretation, and Policy (MIP) network and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. He is the co-author of the book, The Myth of Achievement Tests, The GED and the Role of Character in American Life, along with James J. Heckman and Tim Kautz. Humphries is also a 2013 alum of the Summer School on Socieconomic Inequality. Read more