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John Friedman

Higher Ed and the American dream (comments by John Friedman)

January 30, 2018 Inside Higher Ed

During a presentation at the annual Association of American Colleges and Universities meetings, Associate Professor of Economics John Friedman offered some good news on new findings on big data on intergenerational mobility. 


High Impact Higher Ed (interview with John Friedman)

October 26, 2017 To A Degree Podcast

Economist John Friedman joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations' podcast, To a Degree, to discuss the relationship between higher education institutions and low-income students.


Children of the 1% are 77 times more likely to attend an Ivy League school than poor Americans (research by John Friedman mentioned)

August 17, 2017 Business Insider

Children whose parents belong to the top 1 percent of the income ladder are 77 times more likely to attend an Ivy League university, according to a new paper published in the National Bureau for Economic Research. The paper is co-authored by John N. Friedman, an associate professor of international and public affairs, and economics.