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global economy | Apr 11th, 2018

Young Black Men Are the Least Likely of Any Group to Escape Poverty According to a New Study by Renowned Economist Raj Chetty

Raj Chetty is one of the world’s leading economists and his efforts to level the economic playing field in the U.S. have earned him a MacArthur “Genius” grant and the John Bates Clark Medal for the best American economist under 40. His latest research, a sobering analysis of census data on 20... Continue Reading →
global economy | Aug 22nd, 2017

Americans Are Losing Faith in Democracy. Political Theorist Yascha Mounk Explains Why and What We Can Do About It

Liberal democracies are dying, while far-right groups and authoritarian leaders are thriving. It’s a grim fact, but Harvard professor, writer, and new Lavin Speaker Yascha Mounk is hopeful in his engaging talks about why it’s happening, how it’s happening, and what every day citizens can do about... Continue Reading →
global economy | Mar 20th, 2012

Why Nations Fail Co-Author Daron Acemoglu "As Hot as Economists Get."

Daron Acemoglu is “about as hot as economists get,” writes The New York Times Magazine in a recent feature on the Why Nations Fail co-author. In the book, Acemoglu addresses the big question that has perplexed economists for ages: why are some countries rich while others are poor? He tells the Times... Continue Reading →