October 1, 2019

Professor James J. Heckman Receives Prestigious Friendship Award

Nobel Laureate James J. Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago, has received the Friendship Award from the Chinese government. Established in 1991, the Friendship Award is the highest honor issued by the Chinese government to foreign experts. Awardees are chosen for their outstanding contributions to China’s economic and social progress. The award is not only presented in recognition of the foreign expert’s contribution to the Chinese but also a symbol of friendship.
October 16, 2019

CEHD Announces University of Chicago Policy Forum on Pension Crisis

The Macro Finance Research Program (MFR), Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) will host the second installment of the University of Chicago Policy Forum on November 8, 2019. This second forum will focus on the topic of, “The Pension Crisis: State and Local Pension Challenges.”
January 28, 2020

CEHD Year in Review 2019

In 2019, the Center for the Economics of Human Developed continued to foster a comprehensive research program devoted to understanding human flourishing. We are pleased to share a snapshot of the work we did over the previous year.
April 15, 2020

Anne Case and Angus Deaton discuss deaths of despair

Anne Case and Angus Deaton, both Princeton economists, join CEHD Director James Heckman and Associate Director Steven Durlauf in a discussion of their ongoing research into the rise of what they call “deaths of despair.” Case and Deaton also present findings from their new book, Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism. Further Reading Case, Anne, and Angus Deaton. (2020). Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Case, Anne, and Angus Deaton. (2015). “Rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st century.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(49):15078-15083.