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 Institute for New Economic Thinking (at Chicago since 1973). Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Editor, Journal of Political Economy.

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1971.

Recent Research

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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