The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) continued to flourish and expand into new areas of collaboration around the world in 2018. This year we deepened our commitment to training the next generation of scholars by hosting new training seminars focused on academics in all stages of their careers, including master's students, Ph.D. students, and early career faculty. The programs complemented our Summer School series, which was held in 2018 in Bonn and Chicago.

We also awarded two dissertation prizes, to Tímea Laura Molnár and David Lydon-Staley.

In addition to our training programs, HCEO is dedicated to disseminating members' academic findings to broader audiences. This year we produced 12 new Research Spotlights, which distill top HCEO working papers into news-quality articles. We are pleased to report the year’s most engaging research spotlight featured "Publishing and Promotion in Economics," an original project funded by INET.

We also added 99 working papers to our series in 2018, an 8.8 percent increase over 2017.

Looking ahead, HCEO is dedicated to fostering the spirit of new economic thinking through our ongoing work, and we look forward to continued growth in the years to come.

You can download a copy of our 2018 Year End Report here.