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The Economic Case for Investing in Early Childhood Education

Thursday, March 18, 2010
3:00pm to 4:30pm


James Heckman
, PhD
Winner of the 2000 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
University of Chicago

Ford Auditorium

James Heckman Event Invitation

 

The Schubert Center recently sponsored a lecture by Dr. James Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences and Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. In addition to the lecture, Dr. Heckman was a guest on Ohio Public Radio’s “ideastream” and met with members of the Ohio Business Roundtable. Community partners for this event were: Invest in Children, the Ohio “groundWork” Campaign, and Voices for Ohio’s Children.

We are pleased to be able to offer the following materials from Dr. Heckman’s visit, as well as supplemental material on Dr. Heckman’s work:

Video of Dr. Heckman’s lecture

Slides from Dr. Heckman’s lecture

Dr. Heckman’s interview with NPR’s Eric Wellman on WCPN’s “ideastream”

The Heckman Equation

View photos from the event on the Schubert Center’s Facebook page.

Select articles by Dr. Heckman and colleagues:

The American high school graduation rate: trends and levels (2010)

The education-health gradient (2010)

Effective child development strategies (2010)

Estimating the technology of cognitive and noncognitive skill formation (2010)

The rate of return to the HighScope Perry Preschool Program (2010)

Understanding the mechanisms through which an influential early childhood program boosted adult outcomes (2010)

The declining American high school graduation rate: Evidence, sources, and consequences (2008)

The economics and psychology of inequality and human development (2008)

The economics and psychology of personality traits (2008)

The economics of human development: The technology of skill formation (2007)

The economics, technology, and neuroscience of human capability formation (2007)

Economic, neurobiological, and behavioral perspectives on building America’s future workforce (2006)

Skill formation and the economics of investing in disadvantaged children (2006)

For more information, contact the Schubert Center.

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