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 the...

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 about...

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 a little...

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 co-author...

Roland Fryer Makes Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential List

...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 Time...

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’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 Lab....

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....

Does “Early Education” Come Way Too Late? (Ep. 228 Rebroadcast)

...Born of Kaleidoscope )] DUBNER: Alright. So, Levitt, I understand you’ve gotten into the early-education business? LEVITT: Yeah, I think we regret it a little bit. Roland Fryer, John List...