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

...tests 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...

Fryer and Levitt Go Ghetto

...honor 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....

How Much Does Your Name Matter? Full Transcript

...is, whether they affected, for better or worse, the life of a kid with such a name. So, Levitt did some research with Roland Fryer, an economist at Harvard who...

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...

The Economic Value of Popularity

...side-by-side 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...

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...

Exam High Schools: Not As Great As We Thought

...from Will Dobbie and Roland Fryer of Harvard throws cold water on this notion, and calls into question whether the exam schools typically cited for excellence are, well, really all...

Playing the Nerd Card: A New Marketplace Podcast

...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 the “acting...

Closing the Gap

...We’ve blogged several times about Roland Fryer‘s research on education and the black-white achievement gap. Now Fryer thinks he has identified one system that successfully closes the gap. His...