This blog is written by Tim Bartik. I am a senior economist at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, an independent, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research organization in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The main purpose of this blog is to explain some of the findings of my book Investing in Kids: Early Childhood Programs and Local Economic Development (Amazon, Upjohn Institute), published in January 2011. I also make comments on the broader policy issues involved with early childhood programs and economic development programs.
More info on my background and my other research is provided by my staff page at the Upjohn Institute’s website.