News and Announcements

May 3, 2021

CEHD Research Cited in President Biden’s American Families Plan

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.
March 22, 2021

Professor Heckman to Speak at Brazilian Academy of Sciences

On Wednesday, March 24, Professor Heckman will participate in a webinar with the Brazilian Academy of Sciences on early childhood education.
March 18, 2021

CEHD Seeks LaTex/Beamer Expert

CEHD seeks a LaTeX and Beamer expert with flexible, often short-notice availability (Central Time), with needs concentrated on weekends. The main suite of tasks focus on implementing edits to LaTeX documents obtained from handwritten comments and notes, as well as editing or creating slides (in PowerPoint or Beamer). This is an ideal arrangement for a student seeking a consistent, part-time, and long-term evening and weekend commitment.
February 28, 2021

Now Available: Recent Presentations From Professor Heckman

Two recent presentations given by Professor Heckman are now available to stream online.
February 22, 2021

Professor Heckman to Discuss the Role of Families in Human Flourishing at AEI

On February 25, CEHD Director James J. Heckman will join American Enterprise Institute Visiting Scholar Katharine B. Stevens for a virtual conversation about what matters most for advancing all children’s well-being and success.
February 12, 2021

CEHD Executive Director to Speak at Marathon County Early Years Coalition Event

On February 16, CEHD Executive Director Alison Baulos will present CEHD research on the importance of investing in early childhood education, as part of a Marathon County Early Years Coalition event. 
January 27, 2021

CEHD is Hiring a Senior Research Associate

The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time Senior Research Associate for a two-year term. This non-tenure track position will begin at or around March 1, 2021.
December 18, 2020

Professor Heckman to Lecture at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing 10th Anniversary Celebration

On January 7, as part of the tenth anniversary celebration of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, CEHD Director James J. Heckman will present an overview of CEHD’s work on the China REACH project.
December 3, 2020

New Workshop Proceedings Paper on Breastfeeding and the Origins of Health

Fact: Breastfeeding and human milk are critically important to the health of mothers and infants, and consequently, the world population. While this is indeed a true statement, there are many challenges, misconceptions and emotions surrounding breastfeeding, which hinder the research and distribution of expert information into this very important field.
November 13, 2020

Professor Heckman to Discuss the Importance of Investing in Early Childhood Education

CEHD Director James J. Heckman will be presenting “Giving Kids a Fair Chance: A Business Strategy That Works” on Thursday, November 19 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST. The event, co-sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Succeeds, and the Medical College of Wisconsin Institute for Health & Equity, will be conducted via webinar. In this conversation, Professor Heckman will elaborate on the critical importance of high-quality early childhood education and how the business community can best support the sector. In the midst of the pandemic, investing in early childhood education is particularly crucial, as nearly one-third of our community providers have closed. Learn more or register for the event here.