Author: Kai L. Chan

Finance professional based in New York

Measuring mobility

July 10, 2019

A letter to the Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW). July 10, 2019 (Volume 119, Number 15) The article on economic mobility (Life of the Mind, May 15) seems to confuse economic mobility with economic growth. Most economists measure economic mobility as intergenerational movement along the income-distribution ladder (rather than by absolute incomes). That is, to what […]

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Ces 8 pays affichent de meilleurs résultats scolaires que la France sans dépenser plus

May 24, 2019

BUSINESS INSIDER FRANCE Chisato Goya 24 Mai 2019, 14:23 NB: Text below changed from article to reflect that spending on education is expressed per capita (par tête), not per student. Dépenser plus ne garantit pas forcément de meilleurs résultats. Cette affirmation est vraie dans différents domaines, dont l’éducation. Kai L. Chan, professeur émérite de l’INSEAD […]

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The Countries Getting the Highest Return on Education

December 26, 2018

Kai L. Chan, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation & Policy Initiative | December 26, 2018 The key to fostering a more educated populace is not financial – it’s cultural.In measuring performance in education or healthcare, societies often mistakenly focus on inputs rather than outcomes. That is, it is common to erroneously measure success by counting the resources devoted […]

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L’anglais, trop fort

November 6, 2018

L’anglais, trop fort ANTOINE ROBITAILLE Mardi, 6 novembre 2018 05:00MISE à JOUR Mardi, 6 novembre 2018 05:00 Je suis tombé hier par hasard sur un texte intitulé « Is the English language too powerful ? ». (La langue anglaise est-elle trop puissante ?) L’auteur, Kai Chan, est « distinguished fellow » à l’INSEAD (l’Institut européen d’administration des affaires). Il a […]

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Is the English language too powerful?

November 2, 2018

Even in countries with a powerful home language, the weight of English can be strong. Is this good for the world? Not only is English the most powerful language, it is more than twice as powerful as its closest rival, Mandarin Image: REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin 02 Nov 2018 Kai Chan Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative […]

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