Meghan L. Howard

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∗Correspondence can be addressed to any of the authors by mail at 44 Brattle Street, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02138; or by email: (Curto), (Fryer), or (Howard). The usual caveat applies. †The Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University ‡Department of Economics and EdLabs,(More)
“Comprehensive” is an understatement. The course challenges students with a wide variety of chemical engineering processes, ranging from the production of ammonia to biodiesel. Other teams have designed products, including an edible baking cup, an improved epoxy dispenser, and an implantable blood glucose sensor. In addition, students complement their(More)
This paper provides causal estimates of the impact of service programs on those who serve, using data from a web-based survey of former Teach For America applicants. We estimate the e ect of voluntary youth service using a discontinuity in the Teach For America application process. Participating in Teach For America increases racial tolerance, makes(More)
Consumer confidence is at its lowest ebb since 1980. Economic growth is at a standstill & unemployment & inflation are both rising. Here's a front-line report from more than three dozen operators who are fending off the recession's dual pressures of slow sales & rising costs. They are using discount pricing, partnering with vendors, setting pay for(More)
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