The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College; Director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development; Co-Director, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, sponsored by INET (Institute for New Economic Thinking) (at Chicago since 1973).
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971.
Inequality, social mobility and economic opportunity; labor economics; lifecycle dynamics of skill formation; developmental origins of health; microeconometrics; abductive inference; causal models rooted in economic theory.
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; Spirit of Erikson Award, Erikson Institute, 2014; Frisch Medal, Econometric Society, 2014; James Madison Medal for Distinguished Graduate Alumni, Princeton University, 2016; Dan David Prize for Combating Poverty, Tel Aviv University, 2016; Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association, 2017; Editor, Journal of Political Economy.
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