• Affordable Care Act Could Be Good For Entrepreneurship

    The Affordable Care Act is expected to produce a sharp increase in entrepreneurship next year, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Urban Institute and Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute.

  • In the Economic Recovery, College Majors Matter

    Bad news for newly minted college graduates: That still-crisp bachelor's degree does not guarantee employment, especially if it happens to be in architecture or information systems.

  • Moms are top earners in 4 out of 10 households - and they could use more help

    Georgetown University professor and former Labor Department chief economist Adriana Kugler says the study illustrates the need for more family-friendly policies to bolster the well-being and productivity of working mothers and their families.

  • GOP needs more Doles and fewer Bachmanns

    Maybe Bob Dole has more clout in the Republican Party than we think. He suggested on Sunday that the party put up a “closed for repairs” sign for the rest of the year. Then along comes Michele Bachmann declaring on Wednesday that she won’t seek reelection.

  • How Foreign-Born Graduates Impact The STEM Workforce Shortage Debate

    Anthony Carnevale of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce made the case that while the country may be producing enough STEM majors for every job, the demand for STEM competencies “far exceeds the proportion of strictly defined STEM jobs that exist.”

  • Georgetown Study Says Not All College Degrees Are Created Equal

    Recent college graduates may face tough times landing jobs at first, but things tend to get easier as graduates acquire more experience and education, according to a new report being released today by the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce.

  • The Obama riddle

    You wonder if President Obama sometimes finds himself singing a variant on Kermit the Frog’s anthem about the burdens of being green: It’s not easy being Barack Obama.

  • What Colleges Can Learn from K-12 Education

    According to research by Anthony P. Carnevale and Jeff Strohl, of Georgetown University, fewer high-income students attend community college than in the past. High-income students outnumber low-income students by 14:1 in the most competitive four-year institutions, yet poor students outnumber wealthy students in community colleges by nearly 2:1.

  • Political appointee's hands-off excuse is rejected at IRS hearing

    A guide to the “rules of engagement” for political appointees, written by Joseph Ferrara and Lynn Ross of Georgetown University in 2004, examined the “myth” that political appointees often don’t care about improving the agencies they are chosen to lead.

  • Role of Health-Law 'Navigators' Under Fire

    "Applying for financial assistance is also a complicated business, and brokers don't have a lot of experience with that," said Tricia Brooks, a research assistant professor at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute.