Public Lecture by Professor James J. Heckman
On Monday, March 30th, we will be hosting a very special event: “Investing in Early Childhood: A Conversation with Professor James J. Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences”, co-organised by the Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong; the Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong; and the Chicago Economics Society.
We cordially invite you to join us. The schedule for the event is as follows:
Date: March 30, 2015, Monday
Time: 9:45 am – 11:30 am
Venue: The Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
This is sure to be a very popular event and space will be limited. Please register at http://webapps.edu.hku.hk/outreach/event
Investing in Early Childhood: A Conversation with Professor James J. Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
Professor James J. Heckman
Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences (2000)
Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Economics
University of Chicago
About the Author
James J. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he has served since 1973. Professor Heckman directs the Economics Research Center and the Center for Social Program Evaluation at the Harris School for Public Policy. In 2000, he shared the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences with Daniel McFadden.
Professor Heckman has devoted his professional life to understanding the origins of major social and economic problems related to inequality, social mobility, discrimination, skill formation and regulation, and to devising and evaluating alternative strategies for addressing those problems. This has resulted in the development of economic and statistical tools to frame questions, analyze them, and guide the formulation and implementation of sound economic and social policies.
Professor Heckman’s work is rooted in economics, however he collaborates across disciplines to get to the heart of major problems. His recent interdisciplinary research on human development and skill formation over the life cycle draws on economics, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, and neuroscience to examine the origins of inequality, the determinants of social mobility, and the links among stages of the life cycle, starting in the womb. He has published over 300 articles and 9 books, and has received numerous prestigious awards for his work.
Opening Address by Professor Peter Mathieson
Introduction of the Speaker by Dr Kevin Cheng
Public Lecture on Creating Opportunity and Promoting Social Mobility by Investing in Skills: A Lifecycle Perspective
Panel Discussion (moderated by Professor Richard Wong)
Q&A (moderated by Professor Richard Wong)
Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong
Chicago Economics Society