News and Announcements

  • Intergenerational Mobility may be Substantially Overstated, New Study Shows
    New research that refines measures of resources and well-being passed from parents to their children shows that current estimates of intergenerational mobility may be substantially overstated.
  • UMN Institute of Child Development is hiring a Research Coordinator
    The University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development (ICD) is hiring a full-time Research Coordinator for a project in collaboration with CEHD. The project aims to measure and model a combination of personality traits, executive function skills, and economic preferences to predict student achievement and interest in STEM fields.
  • CEHD is hiring a Scientific Project Manager
    CEHD is hiring a driven, mission-oriented Scientific Project Manager to support its variety of research projects. This is a dynamic, impactful position of high responsibility with a wide-ranging variety of work.
  • Build Back Better Early Childhood Provisions Rest on CEHD Research
    The Build Back Better spending package passed by the House of Representatives early Nov. 19 funds free preschool and other provisions that add up to “the largest investment in child care in the nation’s history.” The economic rationale for that investment is based on a body of research from Director James J. Heckman and colleagues, including recent work by coauthors associated with CEHD.
  • Jamaican Early Childhood Stimulation Study Shows Benefits Last Through Age 31
    A group of infants and toddlers in Jamaica who received developmental stimulation—via home visits and nutritional support—continue to show benefits from this intervention as adults three decades later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
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Events and Workshops

SHFE112 and Zoom

Lifecycle Working Group

The Lifecycle Working Group, organized by James Heckman, 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.

November 18-19
Madison, Wisconsin

Frontiers in Economic Analysis with Genetic Data

The conference Frontiers in Genetics and Economics will take place on Thursday, November 18th and Friday, November 19th, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference will bring together economists interested in the potential for genetic data to contribute to broad, long-standing questions in economics. Learn more.