Claudia Goldin's Economic History Presidential Address:

"The Human Capital Century and American Leadership: Virtues of the Past"

These are *raw* notes...


Mission: convince us that the twentieth century was the human capital century.

Focus tonight on the high school...

A "New Economy" emerged in the early twentieth century:

U.S. led in formal schooling in a very particular way:

The high school movement.

Return to high schol in in 1915: 12% per year


Bob Margo's introductory remarks:

"The harder one works, the luckier one gets" -- Bear Bryant

"The Economist as Detective"

Claudia Goldin trading cards