Parents and educators have assumed that peers matter. Professor Scott Carrell and coauthors conduct an unusual social engineering experiment. Listen to how they applied what's known about peer effects to the real world. What they found surprised even them...
Research by Marianne Page, Ann Stevens and Hilary Hoynes cited in the House Budget Committee Report: "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later"
Alan Taylor's research on the role of credit in financial crises cited in The Economist
Reprises the central argument in his new book The Son Also Rises
The Spectator compares the view of social mobility seen in The Triple Package (by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld) with that in The Son Also Rises (by Gregory Clark)
From the Black Death to the Industrial Revolution, and the Great Divergence, work by Greg Clark is all over the ongoing Free Exchange series on economic history