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Raj Chetty was just named the best American economist under 40. Here’s why.

The 33-year-old economist is the latest winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, one of the profession's most prestigious honors. Here's why he matters.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 12, 2013
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Ad Watch: ‘Children’

Obama is attacking Romney and Ryan on education. Do the claims stand up?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 23, 2012
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The big education investment the government is passing up

Spending on teachers has a return on investment of about 318 percent. It's hard to think of a private sector investment with that kind of bang for the buck.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 6, 2012
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The biggest part of making the most of a tax break is just knowing about it

Ask any poverty expert and they'll tell you that the Earned Income Tax Credit is the most effective anti-poverty program in the United States. But those in areas with a lot of knowledge about the credit get an average of $122 more than those in low knowledge areas.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 23, 2012
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