Garrett Jones on the Many Macroeconomic Correlates of Human Capital as Measured by IQ

Thanks to Scott Sumner for highlighting this interesting and accessible piece by Garrett Jones here.  To see if you want to read it, start by taking a look at the graphs.

In the title “National IQ and National Productivity: The Hive Mind Across Asia," having read Noah Smith’s diatribe against the Asian "hive mind” stereotype, I recommend ignoring the phrase “Hive Mind.” Also, since IQ depends a lot on how hard people study, I interpret “IQ” as a measure of human capital that may be superior in many ways to just counting years of schooling. In any case, this set of facts is quite intriguing.