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September 19, 2013 8:30 AM Attracting and Retaining the Skilled

UC Berkeley’s Enrico Moretti has published an excellent piece in the Wall Street Journal. “Since 1980, data show that the economic success of a city has been increasingly defined by its number of highly educated workers. Cities with many college-educated...

By Matthew Kahn

September 12, 2013 12:00 PM How Smaller Stuff is Better. And Worse Too.

No one can master the substance of every single public policy area, but it is possible to learn analytic rules that can be applied to almost any issue. I will be forever grateful to Wainer and Zwerling for teaching me...

By Keith Humphreys

August 23, 2013 10:00 AM When Government Says ‘No’ to Rising Costs

Health care and education pose the same basic threat to the economy: How do you keep costs down for a product that consumers must purchase? Saying “no,” after all, is how consumers typically restrain costs. If Best Buy Co. wants...

By Ezra Klein

July 10, 2013 12:01 PM Political Science Graduates As Political Reporters

As the criticism of our current state of journalism and the current state of journalism education mounts, we ask a simple question: Could political science graduates do a better job of providing political reporting than graduates with journalism degrees? Although...

By John Sides

June 05, 2013 8:20 AM Mortality Among Poorly-educated Women

There is an emerging narrative that America is facing a crisis of poorly-educated men. This is a problem we should focus on — so long as we recognize that there is also a crisis among poorly-educated women.There are many stories...

By Bill Gardner