Posts Tagged ‘human capital’

  • Self-interest represents the seeds that blossom into economic growth.

    How Wealthy is Your Nation?

    Jul 5, 12 • 314 Views • No Comments

    When someone asks about your wealth, don’t you consider more than your income? A new UN report explains where countries might do the same thing. The report suggests that we focus more on a country’s land and capital assets. By land, they mean...  [read more]

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    What If More People Wore Eyeglasses?

    Jun 10, 12 • 370 Views • No Comments

    We could say that eyeglasses are like bookends when they relate to economic growth. Our story starts during the 13th century. Before the spread of eyeglasses, the work life of skilled craftsmen usually ended when they could no longer see close objects...  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Female Human Capital

    Apr 20, 12 • 325 Views • No Comments

    To one group of economists, oral contraception is all about human capital. 1970 appears to have been a turning point. 40 years ago, increasingly, women started entering law school, medical school and other professional programs after college. Instead of...  [read more]

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    Winning the Olympics

    Mar 15, 12 • 277 Views • No Comments

    How to predict Olympic medal winners? Economics. It takes money to train a world class athlete. The most economically fit countries can afford to train their athletes. Also, the “host bounce” helps. In the past, host countries have enjoyed a 3...  [read more]

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    Stagnation or Education?

    Nov 19, 11 • 276 Views • No Comments

    Is the problem stagnation or education? For George Mason economist Tyler Cowen, it was all about his grandmother. Debating MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, Cowen reminded us that a long list of innovations including cars, antibiotics and refrigerators...  [read more]