Tag: Education

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Has educastion lost its punch?

Paul Krugman suggests we can no longer count on education to increase workers’ prosperity.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The Price of Everything in college

Joshua Kim from Dartmouth College recommends The Price of Everything for a College introductory economics course, “something to give some life to the textbooks and the supply and demand curves.” He adds, however, “The Price of Everything should be read … Continue reading

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Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The price of development

I was interviewed on Poptech about the price of education in India, fertilizer in Kenya and human life in Zimbabwe.

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Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The value of education

My colleague David Leonhardt at Economix analyzes new government data on pay trends for 2010. It was a pretty bad year for everybody. But the statistics underscore that an education remains as valuable as ever: the pay gap between college … Continue reading

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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

The price of good teachers

Parents, principals, education experts all seem to agree that teacher quality is the single most important determinant of a child’s education, considerably more important than class size. The Obama administration has taken this to heart, pushing to incorporate merit pay … Continue reading

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