THE BLAIR ECONOMICS LAB

WHERE RESEARCH EXCELLENCE MEETS MENTORING

 

ABOUT

The Blair Economics Lab (BE-Lab) is an Economics research group based at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education. Our research in applied micro-theory focuses on supply-side issues in higher education, the effects of occupational licensing on labor market discrimination, and the link between residential segregation and educational outcomes.

 

We work collaboratively with faculty and students from Clemson University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, University of Chicago, Cornell University, and Northwestern University.

2015

Year Established

6

Emerging Researchers

20

Working Papers, Publications, & Works in Progress

7

Press Features

INFRASTRUCTURE

NBER PANEL
October 2021

SCHOOL SPENDING

"Every 1 percent increase in a school district’s spending increased local house prices by .95 percent. More significantly, every 1 percent spent on teacher salaries increased house prices by 2 percent." 
HARVARD MAGAZINE
Fall-Edition 2021
"There's value in considering the efficacy of linking transportation infrastructure investments with places that have spacial permanence within minority communities."

NBER 2021

POLICY

IMPACT

"As many as 30 million American workers without four-year college degrees have the skills to realistically move into new jobs that pay on average 70 percent more than their current ones."
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OP-ED 

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DEVELOPMENT

"We can't look at regional integration as a panacea for some fundamental, structural issues within each of our countries."
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SCHOLARSHIP

FORTUNE
June 2020
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