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Improving Opportunities for Economic Mobility: New Evidence and Policy Lessons

Here’s a link to Raj Chetty’s recent presentation at Booth on the American Dream.

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Great to see research of my colleagues in today’s NYTimes

The Economics of Suspense College for the Masses

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Research Assistant Opportunities at Chicago Booth

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals to work as full-time research assistants for a period of at least one year. Please apply if you are interested.

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11 Interesting Charts from the CEA’s Economic Report of the President

See the full ERP here

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Corporate Profits, Wages, and Shared Prosperity: Interview with President Obama

From Vox.com

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Do Dividend Tax Cuts Increase Investment and Hiring?

Originally posted on owenzidar:
Abstract: Policymakers frequently propose to use capital tax reform to stimulate investment and increase labor earnings. This paper tests for such real impacts of the 2003 dividend tax cut – one of the largest reforms ever…

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Evaluating Public Programs with Close Substitutes: The Case of Head Start

An interesting paper from Pat Kline and Chris Walters: This paper empirically evaluates the cost-effectiveness of Head Start, the largest early- childhood education program in the United States. Using data from the randomized Head Start Impact Study (HSIS), we show … Continue reading

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