Can we boost earnings by increasing learning? A Q&A with SEII Director Josh Angrist

November 8, 2017

“Human capital, that is, education and workforce-related skill, is the single most important systematic determinant of economic well-being. Each year of additional schooling appears to raise earnings by about 10%, an intriguing fact.  Does that mean we can boost earnings by increasing learning?  What about school quality?  Some sorts of schooling appear to be worth more than others. ” – Josh Angrist, MIT SEII Director and Ford Professor of Economics