January 18, 2017

Heckman Discusses Early Childhood Education at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

On January 17th, 2017 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Professor Heckman discussed his latest research on a panel introduced by Shakira titled “Human Development is Economic Development: Early Childhood Programs and Skill Development”.
December 30, 2016

James Heckman on the Relationship Between Intelligence and Success

The relationship between intelligence and success is the subject of a recent working paper by HCEO Co-director James Heckman, IP network member Bart Golsteyn, MIP network member John Eric Humphries, and Lex Borghans. Professor Heckman told Bloomberg View that IQ is not a major determinant in a child’s future success. Only about 1 or 2 percent of income differences can be tied to IQ, the article notes.
December 14, 2016

Early Childhood Programs can Yield Up to 13% Returns

Results from a new working paper by HCEO Co-director James Heckman and co-authors show that high-quality early childhood program can yield up to a 13 percent return.  “The Life-cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program” details the costs and benefits of a long-term study of The Carolina Abecedarian Project (ABC) and the Carolina Approach to Responsive Education (CARE). 
September 28, 2016

Financial Times Free Lunch Event: Skillful Economics

On Wednesday, June 22nd, Professor Heckman spoke about the economic importance of early childhood education at a Financial Times Free Lunch Live event in London with Martin Sandbu.