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The University of Chicago

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Heckman on Race, Family, Education and Growth

For their second annual meeting, the Chicago Economics Society invited Nobel laureate James J. Heckman, to Washington, DC  to speak to 200 alumni. Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago, directs the Economic Research Center, the Center for the Economics of Human Development, and the Center for Social Program Evaluation at the University of Chicago's Harris School for Public Policy. He is also director of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group, a research program funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and supported by the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.
 
Heckman discussed his personal history with Chicago, as well as a wide range of issues related to human capital, economic growth and income distribution in China, the United States, and in other developing economies.