Nobel Prize Winner, Professor James Heckman
February 8, 2018: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
University of Chicago Professor Heckman is the 2000 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics.
450 Cityfront Plaza Dr
$7 in advance, $10 at the door if space allows.
John Salvino, Partner, William Blair & Co., '06
Professor Heckman will discuss:
- rationality and planning ahead: taxes, government programs, and prices; incentives and how they impact behavior and the labor supply.
- the importance of soft skills.
- wage inequality - theory vs data / empirical analysis.
- the return on investment of early childhood education.
Professor James Heckman
Director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago
Recent Research: inequality, social mobility and economic opportunity; labor economics; lifecycle dynamics of skill formation; developmental origins of health.
He has been at the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago since 1973.
He was one of the founders of the Harris School for Public Policy, and holds an appointment at the University of Chicago Law School.
In 2000, Heckman shared the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on the microeconometrics of diversity and heterogeneity and for establishing a sound causal basis for public policy evaluation.
His most recent book is the Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life.