About This Blog and Its Author, Tim Bartik

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.

5 Responses to About This Blog and Its Author, Tim Bartik

  1. Kellye Wood says:

    I know several four-year-olds who will thank you when they’re older for the cogent case you make 🙂

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  4. leisla says:

    Is there an ebook edition available for purchasing?

    • timbartik says:


      I looked into this. But the Manager of Publications of the Upjohn Institute is out of town this week.

      We don’t currently have Kindle or Nook versions of Investing in Kids, because that actually would be surprisingly costly, given that the book has a lot of figures and tables. There is an electronic version of the book that you can access if you have access to a university library that uses Project Muse, which distributes a lot of academic journals and university press books. All the book is downloadable as pdfs if you have access to such a library. But as far as I can figure out, you can’t buy access to an individual book. So this isn’t helpful to you unless you have access to a university library that subscribes to Project Muse.

      I’ll update this next week if I get further information.

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