It’s time for data-first diversity, equity, and inclusion
The average impact of corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training is zero and some evidence suggests that the impact can become negative if the training is mandated. [...] Our intuition for how to decrease race and gender disparities in the...20 June, 2022
Injecting Charter School Best Practices into Traditional PublicSchools:Evidence From Field Experiments
This study examines the impact on student achievement of implementing a bundle of best practices from high-performing charter schools into low-performing, traditional public schools in Houston, Texas using a school-level randomized field experiment and quasi-experimental comparisons1 April, 2014
Learning from the Successes and Failures of Charter Schools
We examine charter schools across the quality spectrum in order to learn which practices separate high-achieving from low-achieving schools. An expansive data collection and analysis project in New York City charter schools yielded an index of five educational practices that explains nearly half...1 September, 2012
Guess Who's Been Coming to Dinner? Trends in Interracial Marriage over the 20th Century
Guess Who's Been Coming to Dinner? Trends in Interracial Marriage over the 20th Century by Roland G. Fryer Jr.. Published in volume 21, issue 2, pages 71-90 of Journal of Economic Perspectives, Spring 2007, Abstract: This paper studies marriages across black, white, and Asian racial lines....18 June, 2007
An Empirical Analysis of 'Acting White'
There is a debate among social scientists regarding the existence of a peer externality commonly referred to as 'acting white.' Using a newly available data set (the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health), which allows one to construct an objective measure of a student's popularity,...1 May, 2005
The Causes and Consequences of Distinctively Black Names
In the 1960s Blacks and Whites chose relatively similar first names for their children. The patterns in the data appear most consistent with a model in which the rise of the Black Power movement influenced how Blacks perceived their identities. We find, however, no negative relationship between...1 August, 2004
Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
Roland G. Fryer, Jr. is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Fryer's research combines economic theory, empirical evidence, and randomized experiments to help design more effective government policies. His work on education, inequality, and race has been widely cited in media outlets and Congressional testimony.