Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

...it a little bit. Roland Fryer, John List and I went out and — really John more than us — started a pre-school, with the idea that if we were...

James Watson, Black Intelligence, and New Research by Fryer and Levitt

...in the United States, there is indeed a sizable black-white test score gap. Whether the gap is due to genetic differences is a hotly debated academic question. Roland Fryer and...

Fryer and Levitt Go Ghetto

...if someone wants to take the time to translate it into another language. Roland Fryer and I feel so honored. Back in 2004, Roland and I published a piece in...

Fryer On Black in America

Roland Fryer will appear on CNN’s Black in America series tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m....

Freakonomics Quorum: The Economics of Street Charity

Not long ago I was having dinner with Roland Fryer and our significant others. For some reason, talk turned to street charity. The conversation was so interesting that I thought...

The Economic Value of Popularity

...with Roland Fryer‘s work on the “acting white” phenomenon among African-American teens. Roland finds that — unlike whites — among African-Americans, the students who are most successful academically in high...

A taste of “Freakonomics” in today’s New York Times

Roland G. Fryer Jr. is a young black economist at Harvard whose work and background are equally fascinating. (At least I think so.) He and Steve Levitt have written a...

Playing the Nerd Card: A New Marketplace Podcast

...their former NBA brethren think the trend has already gone too far. You’ll also hear from Harvard economist Roland Fryer, a familiar presence to Freakonomics readers. Fryer talks about whether...

A taste of "Freakonomics" in today’s New York Times

Roland G. Fryer Jr. is a young black economist at Harvard whose work and background are equally fascinating. (At least I think so.) He and Steve Levitt have written a...