Behind the Headline: Harvard’s Roland Fryer Wins John Bates Clark Medal

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Harvard’s Roland Fryer Wins John Bates Clark Medal
4/24/15 | Wall Street Journal

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Acting White
Winter 2006 | Education Next

This year’s John Bates Clark medal, given to the most promising American economist under 40, has been awarded to Roland Fryer. Fryer, an economist at Harvard, has written extensively on education and racial inequality. Fryer is the first African-American to win the award.

Roland Fryer’s article “Acting White: The social price paid by the best and brightest minority students,” appeared in the Winter 2006 issue of Education Next.

Falling Behind: New evidence on the black-white achievement gap,” by Roland Fryer and Steven Levitt, appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of Education Next.

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