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Join Caroline Hoxby, Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics, Stanford University for a Tanner lecture on the topic of The Fork in the Road: Adolescence, Education, Economic Fatalism, and Populism. This event is the first of three lectures in The Imperative of Investing in Adolescent Education series. Subsequent lectures in this series will take place on April 13 and 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 first lecture, she will show that early adolescence is the point at which most people either join the path towards advanced cognitive skills or not. Hoxby will argue that, in a highly industrialized economy like that of the United States, it is not unreasonable for people on the non-advanced-cognitive-skills path to exhibit “economic fatalism”—despair at their long-term economic prospects.

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 12, 2022
4:10pm - 6:15pm


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