News and Announcements

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.    
November 4, 2020

CEHD Scholar Spotlight: Grace Ford

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

Primate Study Featured in Yale Daily News

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.
October 5, 2020

CEHD is Hiring a Senior Research Manager

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.