Saturday, February 25, 2006

FRB: Speech, Ferguson--The Importance of Education--February 24, 2006

The Fed's Vice Chairman Roger Ferguson on The Importance of Education--February 24, 2006: "Perhaps more indicative of the economic value of education, workers with college degrees earn an education premium, and that premium has risen over the past twenty-five years. Most economists have found that an additional year of schooling typically raises an individual's earning power between 8 and 15 percent. Recent studies show that four years of college boost earnings about 65 percent."

Mmm, qualitatively consistent to what many have been saying for years. I really do think everyone (and especially all students) should read (or risten to) Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat.

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