Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Founding Director, Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago
James Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago and founding director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development. There, he conducts and guides empirical and theoretical research on skill development, inequality, and social mobility. In addition to numerous other honors, Heckman won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Economics for his continuing work on the microeconometrics of diversity and heterogeneity and for establishing a causal basis for public policy evaluation. Having published more than 300 articles and nine books, Heckman’s work has influenced both scholarly literature and public policy.