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Nicholas Papageorge

Affiliations

  • Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Languages spoken

  • English

Nicholas Papageorge is an associate professor of economics whose research uses large data sets to examine how people invest in their human capital. His research has focused on how the need to work has led people in lower socioeconomic classes to ignore COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing.

Other research by Papageorge has shown that having one Black teacher in elementary school makes Black children more likely to graduate high school and to enroll in college.

Recent coverage

The Real Reason Black Kids Benefit From Black Teachers
Apr 15, 2017
/ The New York Times
It's better to be born rich than gifted
Oct 9, 2018
/ The Washington Post

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