Roland Fryer

Roland Fryer, PhD

4 Interviews

Roland Fryer's Interviews

Russ Roberts & Roland Fryer 04 Sep 2023 • EN

Roland Fryer on Race, Diversity, and Affirmative Action

Can economics and better measurement help us understand racial disparities and suggest how to reduce or eliminate them? Economist Roland Fryer of Harvard University believes deeply in the power of data to help us understand how the world works and how we might change it. Listen as he tells EconTalk's Russ Roberts of hi

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Russ Roberts & Roland Fryer 10 Oct 2022 • EN

Roland Fryer on Educational Reform

The good news about educational reform, says Harvard economist Roland Fryer, is that we know what it takes to turn a school around. The bad news is that it's hard work--and implementing it won't win you any popularity contests. Listen as the MacArthur Genius Award Winner and John Bates Clark medalist speaks with EconTa

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Stephen J. Dubner & Roland Fryer 01 Sep 2022 • EN

514. Roland Fryer Refuses to Lie to Black America

The controversial Harvard economist, recently back from a suspension, “broke a lot of glass early in my career,” he says. His research on school incentives and police brutality won him acclaim — but also enemies. Now he’s taking a hard look at corporate diversity programs. The common thread in his work? “I refuse to no

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Coleman Hughes & Roland Fryer 05 Jun 2022 • EN

Overcoming the Odds with Roland Fryer

My guest today is Roland Fryer. Roland is an economics professor at Harvard University. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant and the Bates medal. Roland is probably among the top five most frequent guest requests that I get. So it was really exciting to finally have him on the show. In this episode, we discu

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