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Join Caroline Hoxby, Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics, Stanford University for a Tanner lecture on the topic of Smart Money: Educational Investments in Adolescents Earn Higher Returns. This event is the second of three lectures in The Imperative of Investing in Adolescent Education series. The third and final event in this series will take place on April 14, 2022.

One of the world’s leading scholars in the field of education economics, Hoxby’s lectures will draw upon economics, neuroscience, and education. In her second lecture, Hoxby will argue that the logical flip side of her argument is that early adolescence is the crucial period for improvements in education.  She will provide rigorous evidence that the returns to successful educational interventions are higher in early adolescence than at other ages.  However, she will also show that much less money is spent on adolescents’ education than on that of younger or older students.  Hoxby will argue that the neglect of adolescent education could have profound consequences, not just on economic outcomes but political and social outcomes, due to a substantial share of the population’s failing to develop advanced cognitive skills.

Please be advised that this event is currently being offered virtually and in person, though that is subject to change. This virtual event will be available via live-stream on the lecture webpage.

Like all Berkeley Graduate Lectures, this event is free and open to the public. Please register to receive updates regarding the event.

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For updates about this lecture and upcoming lecture series events, please visit the Tanner Lectures webpage.

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April 13, 2022
4:10pm - 6:15pm


Alumni House, Toll Room
Berkeley, 94704 United States
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Berkeley Graduate Lectures
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