News and Announcements
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Chicago invites applications for Research Coordinator.
- On Wednesday, March 24, Professor Heckman will participate in a webinar with the Brazilian Academy of Sciences on early childhood education.
The data provide clear guidelines for action. American policy should acknowledge the power of the accident of birth. A child does not choose the family he or she is born into. But society can enrich the opportunities of disadvantaged children to flourish.
– James J. Heckman
Events and Workshops
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.