Much of my current research has been on the topic of diversity. Below please find a decision making guide to the upcoming Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, a summary, excerpts, and powerpoint slides for my book The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies, some academic papers on diversity, and a selection of writings on diversity.
Manuscript: The Difference: How The Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies
The book will be available in late 2006 from Princeton University Press, but will have a February 2007 official release date.
A Decision Making Guide to the MCRI (written with Elizabeth Suhay)
In November 2007, Michigan residents will vote on the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative. Eliizabeth Suhay, a doctoral candidate in Political Science at The University of Michigan, and I have co-authored a decision making guide to the MCRI. This guide presents arguments for and against the MCRI. It does not reflect the official position of the University of Michigan. The guide is thirty-six pages long but designed to print two pages per sheet of paper.
These talks were given at Camp Michigania-East in the summer of 2005. They contain a few inside references to softball, the camp library, and the like for which I apologize. The talks were written so as to be accessible to a general audience.
Academic Papers on Diversity
A selection of my academic papers on issues related to diversity.
Problem Solving by Heterogeneous Agents (with Lu Hong in Journal of Economic Theory)
Diversity Trumps Ability (with Lu Hong in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences}
Interpreted and Generated Signals (with Lu Hong)
Other Writings on Diversity
A selection of other writings on issues related to diversity.