Career paths and earnings after college

Graduating students arrive for Commencement Exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts,

Ryan Nunn, a fellow in Economic Studies and policy director for the Hamilton Project, addresses the earnings of college graduates based on their choices in career path and course of study.

Also in this episode: Louise Sheiner, a senior fellow in Economic Studies and policy director for the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, answers a listener’s question about the effectiveness of the U.S. tax system when compared to other advanced nations in “Ask an Expert.”

Finally, Richard Shearer, a senior research associate with the Metropolitan Policy Program, discusses the challenges of extending the benefits of economic growth to everyone in our regular “Metro Lens” segment.

Show notes:

INTERACTIVE: Putting your major to work

Putting your major to work: Career paths after college

Where will your degree take you? Career paths after college

Increasing college completion with a federal higher education matching grant 

The surprisingly short list of US metro areas achieving inclusive economic growth

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