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James J. Heckman : Additional Activities


Director, Economic Research Center, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Director, Center for Social Program Evaluation, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

President, The Econometric Society, 2013 (Cycle: Second Vice-President, 2010-2011; First  Vice-President, 2011-2012; President, 2013)

Member, 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Advisory Panel, NORC, 2008–present

Member, International Statistical Institute, 2007–present

Advisory Board, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2007–2013

President, Western Economics Association 2003 (Cycle: VP (2003–2004), President Elect (2004–2005), President (2005–2006))

Council, Econometric Society, 2000–2006

President, Midwest Economics Association, 1998

Econometrics Reviews, Co-Editor; Associate Editor, 1987–present

American Economics Association, Executive Committee Member, 2000–2003

Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board, National Research Council, Member, 2000–present

Evaluation Review, Associate Editor, 1991–1996

Journal of Economic Perspectives, Associate Editor, 1989–1996

Review of Economics and Statistics, Associate Editor, 1994–2002

Annual Review in Economics, Editor, 2007–present

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

Journal of Labor Economics, Associate Editor, 1982–present

Member, National Academy of Sciences Panel On Statistical Assessments as Evidence in the Courts, 1982–1985

Review of Economic Studies, Associate Editor, 1982–1985

Journal of Political Economy, Co-Editor, 1981–1987

Member, Board of Overseers, Michigan Panel Survey of Income Dynamics, 1981–1984

Journal of Econometrics, Editor of the Special Issue on Panel Data, 1981

Member, Advisory Board Chicago Urban League, 1980–1987

Academic Press Editor of Labor Economics Series, 1980–1984

Journal of Econometrics, Associate Editor, 1977–1983

National Science Foundation Evaluation Panel in Economics - Member, 1977–1979

London School of Economics, Visitor, Center for Research on the Economics of Education, Spring 1977

University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty, Visiting Professor, Fall 1977

Annals of Economics, Editor of special issue on the Social Measurement Analysis of Discrete Data, 1976

Social Science Council Research Committee on Research Methods for Longitudinal Data, 1976–1979, 1981–1982


Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Honor of the Memory of Alfred Nobel, 2000.

John Bates Clark Medal (American Economics Association), 1983.

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, “Exceptional Contributions to Childhood Development”, 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.


Fellow, Econometric Society, 1980

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1985

Senior Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 1991

Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1992

Fellow, American Statistical Association, 2001

Fellow, Journal of Econometrics, 2005

Fellow, Society of Labor Economics, 2004

Resident Member, American Philosophical Society, 2008

Fellow, International Statistical Institute, 2008

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009

Lifetime Member, Irish Economic Association, 2009

Member, National Academy of Education, 2010