My current research interests are anchored in a few ongoing projects:


GEI White Paper_2018 Rankings

GEI White Paper_2017 Rankings

The GEI is an initiative launched by 3/1 Global Research to measure and assess the intersection between education, economics and investment. My research is specifically directed toward the global education and investment communities to help make sense of the world’s rapid development of human capital and to measure how countries rise and fall based on a selection of critical performance measures.

I examine a few key questions: How do educational achievement and skills impact an individual country’s economic growth trajectory, the quality and sustainability of its companies, its competitive positioning, risk profile and the potential returns to investors? Which countries offer the most and least attractive environment for investment into human capital, education and related technology industries, and how is this changing over time?Where should stakeholders look for the next set of emerging opportunities?


While hundreds of financial measures exist for valuing companies, precious few exist for measuring and valuing human capital.  Yet survey the world’s leading corporations and nearly all will say that “human capital, not financial capital, is the key to their performance.

Together with my colleagues at Peplworks (see below), we are devising a more innovative way for analysts, investors and company executives to measure the impact of talent on their overall profitability by initially analyzing and comparing companies within the S&P 500.

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PEPLWORKS (in betaview here)

I recently co-founded PeplWorks, a social venture that uses behavioral science and predictive analytics to decode human potential and facilitate the most productive and predictable outcomes between people and work.  For enterprises, we provide predictive recruiting and enhanced pre-hire screening services.  PeplWorks is funded by the Key Worldwide Foundation.


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