News and Announcements

December 13, 2018

CEHD Director James J. Heckman Named to Illinois’ “Educational Success Committee”

CEHD Director James J. Heckman has been tapped to join Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker’s transition committee on education. The transition team was announced on November 27 at the Genevieve Melody STEM Elementary School in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago.
October 2, 2018

Publishing and Promotion in Economics: The Tyranny of the Top Five

In their new working paper, “Publishing and Promotion in Economics: The Tyranny of the Top Five,” CEHD Director  James J. Heckman and CEHD Predoctoral Fellow Sidharth Moktan examine the relationship between top five publications and tenure decisions.
July 27, 2018

Academic Partnership Between CEHD and the Universidade de São Paulo to Focus on Early Childhood Intervention

The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at The University of Chicago and the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) are partnering on a collaborative research initiative focusing on early childhood intervention.
June 25, 2018

Collaborative Research Between CEHD and IESR at Jinan University, China, Will Explore Human Flourishing

The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at The University of Chicago and the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) at Jinan University are partnering on collaborative research exploring human flourishing.
January 24, 2018

CEHD Director James J. Heckman Shares Advice on Early Childhood Development

Professor James J. Heckman recently spoke to the Financial Times regarding his findings on early childhood development. He told FT that evidence shows that many early childhood programs “are not as powerful as some people had hoped.”
January 10, 2018

Professor Heckman on Financial Times’ Alphachat Podcast

How do skills affect outcomes? How can we foster skills most efficiently? Learn the answers to these questions and more as the Center’s director James J. Heckman is interviewed by Alexandra Scaggs of the Financial Times.
January 3, 2018

Steven Durlauf Receives Named Professorship at the University of Chicago

CEHD Associate Director Steven N. Durlauf has been named the Steans Family Professor in Educational Policy at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.
November 8, 2017

HCEO Conference on the The Gut Microbiome in Human Biology and Health

The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group is hosting a conference on the Gut Microbiome in Human Biology and Health organized by Katherine Amato and Christopher Kuzawa.
November 2, 2017

James J. Heckman Gives Keynote Address at INET’s Reawakening Conference

Center director James J. Heckman gave a keynote address on intergenerational issues at the INET Reawakening Conference, held October 21-23 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
October 4, 2017

Professor Heckman Gives Lecture on Early Childhood Education in Brazil

CEHD Director James J. Heckman recently gave a lecture on ways to promote economic and social opportunity in Brazil. The event, “The challenges of early childhood: Why investing in children from zero to 6 years will change Brazil,” was organized by Exame and VEJA magazines and supported by the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation, Femsa Foundation, and United Way Brazil.