12:18am

Tue November 26, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What’s the relationship between diversity and economic growth?


On today’s next Your Call, we’ll talk about new research that shows the opening of the job market to women and African-Americans is responsible for twenty percent of US productivity gains over the past half-century.  How should what we’re learning shape our public policies, from affirmative action to immigration?  And with inequality growing and mobility declining, could the class divide be holding our economy back?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, Matt Martin, and you.

Guests:

Oded Galor, Herbert Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University

Alexander Field, Michel and Mary Orradre Professor of Economics at Santa Clara University

Web Resources:

Oded Galor: Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics, Brown University Editor, Journal of Economic Growth

Ideas: The "Out of Africa" Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development

The Atlantic: How Diversity Leads to Economic Growth

NY Times: When Hard Times Led to a Boom

The Guardian: Why the 1% should pay tax at 80%

NY Times: Equal Rights Make Sense for U.S. Economy

Mother Jones: Charts: Income Growth Has Stalled for Most Americans

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