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James J. Heckman : Additional Activities


  • Senior Advisor, China Development Research Foundation (October 2012-present)
  • Director, Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group (2011-present)
  • Research Council, Becker-Friedman Institute for Research in Economics (2011–2014)
  • Director, Center for the Study of Childhood Development, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago (2009-present)
  • 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Advisory Panel, NORC (2008-present)
  • International Statistical Institute (2007-present)
  • Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board, National Research Council (2000-present)
  • Director, Center for Social Program Evaluation, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago (1999-present)
  • Director, Economic Research Center, University of Chicago Department of Economics (1998-present)
  • The Econometric Society
    Past President (2014)
    Executive Committee (2010-2014)
    Council (2000-2006)


  • Frisch Medal, Econometric Society (2014)
  • Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Honor of the Memory of Alfred Nobel (2000)
  • Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children Award, Society for Research in Child Development (2009)
  • Gold Medal of the President of the Italian Republic, Awarded by the International Scientific Committee of the Pio Manz`u Centre (2008)
  • Theodore W. Schultz Award, American Agricultural Economics Association Foundation (January 2007)
  • Dennis J. Aigner Award for Applied Econometrics, Journal of Econometrics (2007)
  • Sun Yefang Economic Science Award (2007)
  • Ulysses Medal, University College Dublin (2006)
  • Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Achievement, Society of Labor Economics (2005)
  • Dennis J. Aigner Award for Applied Econometrics, Journal of Econometrics (2005)
  • Medal of Excellence, Centres of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being, Montreal University (May 2004)
  • Statistician of the Year, Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association (2002)
  • First Annual Louis T. Benezet Distinguished Alumnus Award, Colorado College (1985)
  • John Bates Clark Medal, American Economics Association (1983)


  • Honorary Doctorate of Science (Economics), University College London (September 2013)
  • Foreign Member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences (May 2012)
  • Honorary Professor, Renmin University, P. R. China (June 2010)
  • Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University, P. R. China (June 2010)
  • Doctor Honoris Causis, Pontifical University, Santiago, Chile (August 2009)
  • Honorary Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, P. R. China (October 2007)
  • Doctor Honoris Causis, University of Montreal (May 2004)
  • Doctor Honoris Causis, Bard College (May 2004)
  • Honorary Professor, Wuhan University, China (2003)
  • Doctor Honoris Causis, UAEM, Mexico (January 2003)
  • Doctor Honoris Causis, University of Chile (fall 2002)
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Colorado College (2001)
  • Honorary Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China (2001)
  • Honorary Member, Latin and Caribbean Economic Association (1999)
  • Honorary Professor, University of Tucuman, October (1998)


  • Fellow, The Society for Economic Measurement (2013)
  • Corresponding Member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2011)
  • Honorary Academician, Academica Sinica, Republic of China/Taiwan (July 2010)
  • Member, National Academy of Education (2010)
  • Lifetime Member, Irish Economic Association (2009)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009)
  • Fellow, International Statistical Institute (2008)
  • Resident Member, American Philosophical Society (2008)
  • Fellow, Society of Labor Economics (2004)
  • Fellow, Journal of Econometrics (2005)
  • Fellow, American Statistical Association (2001)
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences (1992)
  • Senior Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation (1991)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1985)
  • Fellow, Econometric Society (1980)


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • NDEA Fellow
  • NIH Fellow
  • Harold Willis Dodds Fellow


  • Member, Advisory Committee of the China Institute of Income Distribution Studies, Beijing Normal University (2011-present)
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee, University of Chicago Beijing Center (2013–2016)
  • Member, Advisory Board and Dean’s Search Committee, School of Public Policy, University of Chicago (1985-1988)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Panel on the Status of Black Americans (1985-1988)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Panel On Statistical Assessments as Evidence in the Courts (1982-1985)
  • Member, Board of Overseers, Michigan Panel Survey of Income Dynamics (1981-1984)
  • Social Science Council Research Committee on Research Methods for Longitudinal Data (1976-1979; 1981-1982)


  • Associate editor, IZA Journal of Labor Economics (2012-present); Econometrics Reviews (1987-present); Journal of Labor Economics (1982-present); Review of Economics and Statistics (1994-2002); Evaluation Review (1991-1996); Journal of Economic Perspectives (1989-1996); Review of Economic Studies (1982-1985); Journal of Econometrics (1977-1983)
  • Co-editor, Journal of Political Economy, Co-Editor (2011–present); Annual Review in Economics (2007–2011); Journal of Political Economy (1981–1987); Handbook of Econometrics Vol. 5, Vol. 6A, Vol. 6B
  • Advisory Board, Journal of Applied Econometrics (2007-2013)
  • Academic Press Editor of Labor Economics Series (1980–1984)
  • Editor, Journal of Econometrics, Special Issue on Panel Data (1981)
  • Editor, Annals of Economic and Social Measurement, Vol. 5, No. 4 (1976)