News and Announcements
March 18, 2021
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
Two recent presentations given by Professor Heckman are now available to stream online.
February 22, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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.
November 4, 2020
Grace Ford is a Predoctoral Fellow at CEHD. In her time at CEHD, she has worked on the Center’s first in-house field experiment, which aims to measure preferences, personality traits, and noncognitive skills to see how these traits are related and how predictive they are of success in school, among other projects. As an undergraduate, her research primarily focused on education and development economics, and her thesis examined the effects of rural electrification on household poverty escape rates in India.
October 13, 2020
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.