Roland Fryer: It’s Official, He's a "Genius"

...Photo: The Aspen Institute I first met Roland Fryer a decade ago. It didn’t take me long to figure out he was a genius. It took the folks at...

Roland Fryer on The Colbert Report

...I’m a bit late getting to this, but I just saw that my friend Roland Fryer appeared on The Colbert Report on Monday. He was — officially — talking...

Roland Fryer Gets Promoted

...My friend and co-author Roland Fryer, an assistant professor at Harvard, has just been promoted. Usually, for an academic, that would mean getting tenure. For Roland, it is...

Roland Fryer Identifies Five Habits of Successful Charter Schools

...Harvard economist (and Freakonomics friend) Roland Fryer has a new paper out (full version here) that takes a look at the specific successful habits of charter schools. Along with...

Roland Fryer Makes Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential List

...Here is the first of three Acknowledgments you’ll read on this blog today. It is with great pride that I report that my good friend Roland Fryer was honored by...

Tim Harford on Roland Fryer and “Acting White”

...Tim Harford, author of “The Undercover Economist” has written a thoughtful article on my friend and co-author Roland Fryer’s research into the gap between Blacks and Whites ....

Roland Fryer Is Making Things Happen in New York City’s Schools

...From today’s Times: Mayor Bloomberg has approved a major facet of Roland Fryer‘s program for making learning “cool” for inner-city kids....

Roland Fryer’s Inequality Lab

...My good friend and co-author Roland Fryer, much of whose work was featured in Freakonomics, has a fantastic new web page that details his research at the American Inequality...

Playing the Nerd Card: Full Transcript

...also. I asked the Harvard economist Roland Fryer about this, and he suspects — as only an economist could suspect — that this is what you’d call a ‘two-audience signaling...

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...