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Journal of Human Capital

The Journal of Human Capital (JHC) (Fall 2017) celebrates the life and scholarship of the late Nobel laureate Ronald Coase. This issue contains contributions from economists including Sam Peltzman and David Friedman, in addition to a transcription of Coase’s remarks at “The Market for Ideas, Human Capital, and Economic Development,” hosted by the Center of Human Capital at the University of Buffalo on May 12, 2012.

Immigration Myths and Insights

In the Winter 2015 issue of the Journal of Human Capital, leading economists debunk myths and reveal new insights about immigration by addressing economic effects and influences of the migrant labor supply, educational attainment through the generations, economic assimilation, and the impact of source-country culture on migrant labor.

Human Capital 3E has received full funding

The project will continue to involve research and programmatic collaboration between our department and Educational Leadership and Policy in the Graduate School of Education as well as allow us to pursue additional partnerships with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The Life and Work of Gary Becker – Former colleagues, students and friends of Gary S. Becker gathered at this memorial conference, sponsored by the Journal of Human Capital and the Becker Friedman Institute, celebrating Becker’s research on human capital and discussing recent advances in the areas of education, human capital formation and technological innovation, and immigration. Release Date: October 16th, 2015 – Read more

Dr Ehrlich gave a speech to the inaugural webinar
International Health Economics Association
on the topic of Equilibrium
Health Spending and Population Aging in a Model of Endogenous Growth – Will the
GDP Share of Health Spending Keep Rising? This was done on May 21st 2014.

On April 2014, Dr Ehrlich spoke to the Higher School of Economics in Russia in a Meet the
session. He also gave a Keynote speech on “Why Nations Succeed? – A
Case Study in Endogenous Growth Theory” at that conference.


Volume 12, Number 2 | Summer 2018 has been mailed and is available in print from the University of Chicago Press


Celebrating the Life and Work of Gary Becker
Isaac Ehrlich

What Was the Industrial Revolution?
Robert E. Lucas

Low-Skill and High-Skill Automation
Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo

What Accounts for the US Ascendancy to Economic Superpower by the Early Twentieth Century? The Morrill Act–Human Capital Hypothesis
Isaac Ehrlich, Adam Cook, and Yong Yin

The Nonmarket Benefits of Education and Ability
James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Gregory Veramendi

Life-Cycle Human Capital Accumulation across Countries: Lessons from US Immigrants
David Lagakos, Benjamin Moll, Tommaso Porzio, Nancy Qian, and Todd Schoellman

Technology, Skill, and the Wage Structure
Nancy L. Stokey

Dynastic Human Capital and Black-White Earnings Differentials in the United States, 1940–2000
Chad Turner, Robert Tamura, Curtis J. Simon, and Sean Mulholland