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Robert J. Barro This paper focuses on human capital as a determinant of economic growth. Although human capital includes education, health, and aspects of “social capital,” the main focus of the present study is on education. The analysis stresses the distinction between the quantity of education — measured by years of attainment at various levels — and the quality — gauged by scores on internationally comparable examinations. Read More
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
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Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.