News and Announcements

  • Book Launch: ‘Jan Tinbergen and the Rise of Economic Expertise’
    On Monday, June 21, Professor Heckman will participate in a virtual book launch for Jan Tinbergen and the Rise of Economic Expertise, a new volume on Tinbergen, the first Nobel Prize winner in Economics, and his “crucial contribution is the theory of economic policy and the legitimation of economic expertise in service of the state.”
  • CEHD Research Featured in New Book on the Scale-Up Effect
    CEHD Director James Heckman has contributed a chapter to the recently published book, The Scale-Up Effect in Early Childhood and Public Policy: Why Interventions Lose Impact at Scale and What We Can Do About It.
  • CEHD Scholar Spotlight: Alejandra Campos
    Alejandra Campos is a Predoctoral Fellow at CEHD. During her tenure at CEHD, she has helped study the intergenerational impact of the Perry Preschool Project, and has worked on a project that aims to improve the quality of childcare centers in Indiana. Her research interests include human capital, early childhood development, education, and skills formation. She received her master’s degree in economics in 2017, her honors thesis analyzed the relationship between road infrastructure and education outcomes in Colombia.
  • CEHD Research Cited in President Biden’s American Families Plan
    On April 28, President Biden announced his American Families Plan, a sweeping investment in our nation’s families, which will expand access to free education, create a national comprehensive paid family and medical leave, and will extend tax cuts for families with children and  lower- and middle-income workers.
  • CEHD is Hiring a Research Coordinator
    The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Chicago invites applications for Research Coordinator.
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Events and Workshops

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1:30pm
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Lifecycle Working Group

The Lifecycle Working Group, organized by James Heckman, Steven Durlauf, and Jin Zhou, invites faculty, researchers and graduate students to present work that applies the comprehensive lifecycle approach to the study of human flourishing. The workshop takes place on Tuesdays at 1:30PM on Zoom. This interdisciplinary workshop is open to the campus research community. Learn about upcoming sessions.

Current and Upcoming Visitors

Visiting dates: September 29, 2020 - June 12, 2021

Salvador Navarro is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Western Ontario. He is also affiliated with the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Center for Demography and Ecology at Wisconsin. His research focuses on questions of identification in applied microeconomics problems. He has worked on topics related to education (credit constraints and information, effects of grade retention policy), crime (deterrence and the death penalty), discrimination (racial profiling), identification of dynamic models (dynamic treatment models, dynamic discrete choice models with aggregate data) and the analysis of plant level productivity amongst others.