News and Announcements

  • 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.
  • Professor Heckman to Speak at Brazilian Academy of Sciences
    On Wednesday, March 24, Professor Heckman will participate in a webinar with the Brazilian Academy of Sciences on early childhood education.
  • CEHD Seeks LaTex/Beamer Expert
    CEHD seeks a LaTeX and Beamer expert with flexible, often short-notice availability (Central Time), with needs concentrated on weekends. The main suite of tasks focus on implementing edits to LaTeX documents obtained from handwritten comments and notes, as well as editing or creating slides (in PowerPoint or Beamer). This is an ideal arrangement for a student seeking a consistent, part-time, and long-term evening and weekend commitment.
  • Professor Heckman to Discuss the Role of Families in Human Flourishing at AEI
    On February 25, CEHD Director James J. Heckman will join American Enterprise Institute Visiting Scholar Katharine B. Stevens for a virtual conversation about what matters most for advancing all children’s well-being and success.
parallax background

Events and Workshops


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.