Center for the Economics of Human Development
The Center for the Economics of Human Development was developed at the University of Chicago to support basic empirical research in economics at Chicago directed toward policy problems.
Human Capital & Economic Opportunity: A Global Working Group
Working with the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics and supported by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), this network is an interdisciplinary community committed to the advancement of human capital development research.
The Heckman Equation
Heckmanequation.org is an online resource for policymakers, advocates and organizations who promote investment in early childhood education. Supported by the following funders, who came together with a common goal of disseminating Professor Heckman and his colleagues research as part of the Pritzker Consortium of Early Childhood Development at the Harris School at the University of Chicago:
- The Irving Harris Foundation
- The Children’s Initiative: A Project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation
- The McCormick Foundation
- An anonymous funder
Initiative for Computational Economics
In conjunction with the Becker Friedman Institute, the Computation Institute, Argonne National Laboratory, and the Booth School of Business, we sponsor the Initiative for Computational Economics (ICE), held annually since 2005.
The Center's History
The Center for the Economics of Human Development was developed at the University of Chicago to support basic empirical research in economics at Chicago directed toward policy problems. The Center was founded with four main aims:
- The Center will support empirical and quantitative research in economics at Chicago, as conducted by faculty, students and visitors.
- The Center will create a more attractive and supportive research environment for some of the world’s best faculty and graduate students.
- The Center will systematically publicize the research of faculty and graduates.
- The Center will support conferences on major public policy questions.
This enhanced visibility in the wider world will serve two functions: (a) it will acquaint the wider world with the wealth of applied research activities being conducted at Chicago; and (b) it will open Chicago economists up to a wider array of policy questions as persons and institutions turn to the Center for guidance on general policy issues.
- Professor Heckman's research initiatives
- Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Groups
- Chicago Workshop on Black-White Inequality
James J. Heckman
Alison W. Baulos