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The Small Role of Ivy League Schools in US Higher Education

The conversation about higher education admissions in the US is often dominated by developments at the eight Ivy League institutions. While there are good reasons to debate admissions at these elite schools (because, for instance, economists have found that their graduates hold a disproportionately large share of leadership positions in business and politics), this post ...

Chronicle of Higher Education Op-Ed: Yes, College is ‘Worth It’

It’s time to retire skepticism around the value of a degree. Questions regarding the value of a college education have spiked recently, highlighted by high-profile media coverage. Beyond the hype, three substantive attacks have been levied: (1) the college wage premium is illusory, (2) the lifetime wealth premium that college graduates receive is disappearing, and (3) the risk ...

In Brief: Building Security in the Semiconductor Supply Chain

BRIEFLY Semiconductors are the building blocks of almost every modern technology, from dishwashers to smartphones to javelin missiles. Shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, along with rising geopolitical tensions in the region where most chips are produced, have highlighted the fragile supply chains of this critical technology. In response, US policymakers have invested billions in the ...

Austan D. Goolsbee

AUSTAN GOOLSBEE is president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Prior to becoming president of the Chicago Fed in January 2023, Goolsbee served as the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he first joined the faculty in 1995. Goolsbee served ...

Michael A. Nutter

MICHAEL A. NUTTER is a former two-term mayor of Philadelphia who previously spent nearly 15 years in the Philadelphia City Council. Since leaving public office in 2016, he has remained active in public policy, government, and civic life. He is the inaugural David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and holds fellowships ...

Raymond T. Dalio

RAY DALIO is the founder of Bridgewater Associates, as well as a CIO mentor and member of the Bridgewater board. A global macro investor for more than 50 years, Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater Associates out of his two-bedroom apartment in NYC and ran it for most of its 47 years, building it into the largest hedge ...

Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

MITCHELL E. DANIELS, JR. is President Emeritus of Purdue University and served as a two-term governor of the state of Indiana from 2004 to 2012 as well as the 12th president of Purdue University from 2013 to 2022. He was elected governor in his first bid for any elected office, and then re-elected with more ...

Bill Haslam

BILL HASLAM is the former governor of the State of Tennessee. He was first elected in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014 with the largest victory in modern Tennessee history. Under his leadership, Tennessee became recognized as a national leader in education, economic development, efficient and effective government, and fiscal strength. During his two terms ...

Kaye Husbands Fealing

KAYE HUSBANDS FEALING is Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology and formerly served as the Chair of the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. She specializes in science and innovation policy, the public value of research expenditures, and the underrepresentation of women and minorities in ...