Events

Moving People with Ideas - Innovation, Inter-Regional Mobility, and Firm-Heterogeneity

Riccardo Crescenzi, London School of Economics, and Visiting Scholar, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard University
Friday, March 6, 2015
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Baker 102 (Bloomberg Center), Harvard Business School

This paper looks at the link between inter-regional mobility, innovation and firms’ behavioral heterogeneity in their reliance on localized external sources of knowledge. By linking patent data (capturing inventors’ inter-regional mobility) with firm-level data (providing information on firms’ innovation inputs and behavior) a robust identification strategy makes it possible to shed new light on the geographical mobility-innovation nexus. The analysis of English firms suggests that firm-level heterogeneity – largely overlooked in previous studies - is the key to explain the innovation impact of inter-regional mobility over and above learning-by-hiring mechanisms. A causal link between inflows of new inventors into the local labor market and innovation emerges only for firms that make the use of external knowledge sources an integral part of their innovation strategies.

More information can be found here.

 

 

Representation in the Classroom: The Effect of Own-Race Teachers on Student Achievement

Anna Egalite, Program on Education Policy and Governance, Harvard University
Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:00pm
CGIS South 153

Download the accompanying paper here.

This lecture is part of the Program on Education Policy and Governance Education Policy Research Colloquia series.  The series is free to all in the Harvard community; others please RSVP to lindsey_greenfeld@hks.harvard.edu. A light lunch is provided.  More information can be found here: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/pepg/colloquia.htm.

 

 

Can a Low Cost School - and Home-Based Reading Intervention Improve Reading Comprehension for Low-income Children?  Results from Pilot Efficacy and Longitudinal Effectiveness Trials

Jimmy Kim, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12:00pm
CGIS South 050

This lecture is part of the Program on Education Policy and Governance Education Policy Research Colloquia series.  The series is free to all in the Harvard community; others please RSVP to lindsey_greenfeld@hks.harvard.edu. A light lunch is provided.  More information can be found here: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/pepg/colloquia.htm.

 

 

America's Complicated Relationship with Civic Duty: Understanding Everyday Americans at the Core of Civic Innovation

Kate Krontiris, Berkman Fellow and former MPP Taubman Center Fellow
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12:30pm
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
23 Everett Street, Second Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138

For more details and to RSVP (required) please see here.

 

 

The Color of Wealth in Boston:  New findings on racial wealth inequality in the Boston metropolitan area

Thursday, March 26, 2015
8:00am - 10:30am
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Connolly Center, Fourth Floor
600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110

Join the Boston Fed's Regional & Community Outreach team for The Color of Wealth in Boston, a panel discussion that will include the presentation of new findings on wealth inequality in the Boston metropolitan area. Our analysis — focused on U.S. born blacks, Caribbean blacks, Cape Verdeans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans — shows that racial wealth disparities in the Boston area are strikingly high.

Following a presentation of the findings from The Color of Wealth in Boston data analysis, our panelists will discuss major challenges faced by communities of color and the policy priorities that can tackle the wealth gap in greater Boston.

For more information and to register click here.