Category Archives: Higher Ed and The Economy

Education and Economic Prosperity: The Devil’s in the Details

Throughout history, pundits and leaders have alluded to a connection between education and economic prosperity. The theory seems plausible and most of us “know” intuitively that a better-educated society reaps greater economic benefits. But does the phenomena play out in … Continue reading

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Conference Paper- Pass the Books. Hold the Oil: Is There a Link Between Natural Resources and Educational Attainment- Implications and Ideas for Further Research

In my last two posts I have discussed both the conceptual framework and the findings of a conference paper I recently wrote with a colleague which looked at the link between statewide natural resources and educational attainment. In this final post … Continue reading

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Conference Paper- Pass the Books. Hold the Oil: Is There a Link Between Natural Resources and Educational Attainment- Methodology, Findings and Analysis

In a previous post, I highlighted the conceptual framework used to analyze the link between statewide natural resources and educational attainment in a conference paper I wrote with a collegue. You can view that post here. In this post, I will discuss the … Continue reading

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Conference Paper- Pass the Books. Hold the Oil: Is There a Link Between Natural Resources and Educational Attainment?- A Conceptual Framework

On March 10, 2012 the New York Times published an article by columnist Thomas L. Friedman entitled “Pass the Books. Hold the Oil.” The article highlighted a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) which mapped a … Continue reading

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