We are pleased to announce HCEO’s first-ever virtual Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality (SSSI). Composed of lectures from across years and countries, this public online course is designed for Ph.D. students. HCEO’s summer school program is aimed at teaching the tools needed to study inequality and to communicate a sense of the research frontier on this topic. We also intend for the virtual SSSI to break down barriers between theoretical, econometric, and empirical work. In it, you will find video lectures from 11 leading scholars and HCEO network members (including HCEO Directors James J. Heckman and Steven N. Durlauf), as well as reading lists related to the lectures.
The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Chicago is actively seeking a Senior Research Manager to support the development and organization of strategic research projects that achieve Center goals of inquiry, academic and policy impact, and fundraising.
CEHD Director James Heckman spoke with the Yale Daily News about his recent paper, “Intergenerational Effects of Early-Life Advantage: Lessons from a Primate Study.” The paper, co-authored by Amanda Dettmer, Juan Pantano, Victor Ronda, and Stephen Suomi, uses three decades of studies with Rhesus monkeys to investigate the intergenerational effects of early life advantage.