Journal of Human Capital

Special issue of the Journal of Human Capital honors the life and scholarship of Nobel laureate Gary Becker. The most recent issue of the Journal of Human Capital (JHC) (Summer 2018) celebrates the life and scholarship of the late Nobel laureate Gary Becker. This issue contains contributions from economists such as James Heckman and Robert Lucas, and is a based largely on presentations from a conference dedicated to Becker’s work. The conference, sponsored by the Center for Human Capital at the University at Buffalo and the Becker-Friedman Institute, was held at the University of Chicago on October 16, 2015.

Human Capital 3E has received full funding. The project will continue to involve research and programmatic collaboration between our department and Educational Leadership and Policy in the Graduate School of Education as well as allow us to pursue additional partnerships with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

The Journal of Human Capital (JHC) (Fall 2017) celebrates the life and scholarship of the late Nobel laureate Ronald Coase. This issue contains contributions from economists including Sam Peltzman and David Friedman, in addition to a transcription of Coase’s remarks at “The Market for Ideas, Human Capital, and Economic Development,” hosted by the Center of Human Capital at the University of Buffalo on May 12, 2012.

Immigration Myths and Insights. In the Winter 2015 issue of the Journal of Human Capital, leading economists debunk myths and reveal new insights about immigration by addressing economic effects and influences of the migrant labor supply, educational attainment through the generations, economic assimilation, and the impact of source-country culture on migrant labor.

The Life and Work of Gary Becker – Former colleagues, students and friends of Gary S. Becker gathered at this memorial conference, sponsored by the Journal of Human Capital and the Becker Friedman Institute, celebrating Becker’s research on human capital and discussing recent advances in the areas of education, human capital formation and technological innovation, and immigration. Release Date: October 16th, 2015 – Read more

Volume 12, Number 3 | Fall 2018 has been mailed and is available in print from the University of Chicago Press

Medicaid Crowd-Out of Long-Term Care Insurance with Endogenous Medicaid Enrollment
Geena Kim

Are Men Given Priority for Top Jobs? Investigating the Glass Ceiling in Italian Academia
Maria De Paola, Michela Ponzo, and Vincenzo Scoppa

Tuition Fees, Student Finances, and Student Achievement: Evidence from a Differential Raise in Fees
Hans Fricke

Does Paternal Unemployment Affect Young Adult Offspring’s Personality?
Viola Angelini, Marco Bertoni, and Luca Corazzini