News and Announcements
December 19, 2018
The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Chicago is actively seeking Post-Doctoral Scholars interested in the economics of creating and measuring skills. Scholars are expected to conduct empirical collaborative work on one (or more) focused projects. Descriptions for past and ongoing projects can be found on the Center’s website. Scholars can propose new independent research projects consistent with the Center’s broad aims.
December 13, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Center director James J. Heckman gave a keynote address on intergenerational issues at the INET Reawakening Conference, held October 21-23 in Edinburgh, Scotland.