James J. Heckman
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971
The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College; Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies; Director of the Economics Research Center; Director of the Center for Social Program Evaluation; Co-Director, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, sponsored by INET (Institute for New Economic Thinking) (at Chicago since 1973). Fellow, Econometric Society, 1980; John Bates Clark Medal Winner, 1983; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1985; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1992; Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, 2000; Fellow, American Statistical Association, 2001; Fellow, Society of Labor Economists, 2004; Jacob Mincer Award from the Society of Labor Economists, 2005; Fellow, Journal of Econometrics, 2005; Ulysses Medal from the University College Dublin, 2005; Member, American Philosophical Society, 2008. Fellow, International Statistical Institute. 2008; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009; Member National Academy of Education, 2010; Honorary Academician, Academica Sinica, 2010; Foreign Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 2012; President, Econometric Society, 2013. Co-Editor, Journal of Political Economy.
The origins of inquality; economic models of life cycle skill formation; developmental origins of health; the economics of personality and preferences; evaluation of social programs; counterfactual analysis of inequality; microeconometrics; labor economics; alternative models of the distribution of income; public economics; regulation and policy reform; hedonic models and pricing of heterogeneous goods and characteristics; heterogeneity in general equilibrium models.
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