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James J. Heckman : Presentations


“Marschak’s Maxim,” Marschak Memorial Lecture, UCLA Anderson School of Management, June 3, 2011.

“The Economics and Psychology of Human Development and Inequality,” and “The Economics and Psychology of Human Development and Inequality Lecture II: Understanding the Origins of Inequality and Understanding Effective Interventions and the Channels Through Which They Work,” Marshall Lectures, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, May 17-18, 2011.

“The Developmental Origins of Inequality: Implications for Social Policy, ”Manchot Lecture, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, January 28, 2011.

“Understanding the Origins of Inequality,” Invited Keynote speaker, First Annual MOVE Distinguished Visitor’s Lecture, Barcelona, Spain, December 21, 2010.

“Building Bridges Between Structural and Program Evaluation Approaches to Evaluating Policy,” Keynote Lecture, Italian Statistical Society Scientific Meeting, Padua, Italy, June 16, 2010.

“Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation,” Keynote Lecture, Understanding Ageing: Health, Wealth, and Wellbeing to Age Fifty and Beyond, St. Catherine’s College Oxford, UK. April 14-16, 2010.

“Understanding the Sources of and Solutions to Human Inequality,” Keynote Lecture, Meeting on Early Childhood Education, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. December 17, 2009.

“The Developmental Origins of Adult Health: Cognition, Personality, and Education,” 6th Annual Nestl´e International Nutrition Symposium, Lausanne, Switzerland. October 22, 2009.

“Policies to Promote Growth in Mexico,” Bank of Mexico. October 19, 2009.

“Policies to Foster Human Development,” Developing Africa: an Opportunity for Europe, Italy and Sicily; Taormina, Italy. October 1, 2009.

“Investing in our Young People: Lessons from Economics and Psychology,” Lectio Magistralis, Catholic University Milan. September 28, 2009.

“Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation,” Plenary Lecture, Econometric Society. June 6, 2009.

“Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation,” Vilfredo Pareto Lectures in Economics and Social Sciences, Collegio Carlo Alberto. June 9, 2009.

“The Economics and Psychology of Personality,” Identity and the Global Crisis: Festival of the Economy, Trento, Italy. May 29, 2009.

DEW/ESR Guest Lecture, “The Economics and Psychology of Personality.” Irish Economic Association 23rd Annual Conference, Blarney, County Cork, Ireland. April 26, 2009.

“The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human Development,” The Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Behavior Sciences at UCLA. October 6, 2008.

“The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human Development,” Marshall Lecture, European Economics Association, Milan, Italy. August 29, 2008.

“How Viable is the Welfare State?” World Justice Forum, Vienna, Austria. July 2008.

“The Option Value of Educational Choices and the Rate of Return to Educational Choices,” Cowles Foundation Structural Conference, Yale University. June 13, 2008.

“Skills, Schools and Synapses,” Coping with the Accident of Birth: The Case for Early Childhood Interventions. Den Haag, Netherlands. May 27, 2008.

“Noncognitive Skills: Acquisition and Economic Consequences,” Plenary Lecture, Leibniz Network Conference, Mannheim, Germany. May 15, 2008.

“Understanding the GED,” Albert Rees Memorial Lecture, Society of Labor Economists Annual Meetings, May 9, 2008.

“How Viable is the Welfare State?” and “The Technology of Skill Formation,” King Saud University Lecture, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. March 8-10, 2008.

Congress on Early Childhood Education: “Early Childhood Education–Educational Investments with Better Effects”, “The Dynamism of Educational Investments in the Course of Life: Why Saving in Education is Expensive.” Leipzig, Germany. March 2008.

“The Economics of Investing in Children: The Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills,” George Seltzer Distinguished Memorial Lecture, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 6, 2007.

“The Economics of Investing in Children: The Role of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills,” Bertha C. and Roy E. Leigh Distinguished Lecture in Economics, Pullman, Washington, November 29, 2007.

“The Technology of Skill Formation,” Guinness Lecture, CoombeWomen’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, November 2, 2007.

“The Technology of Building Human Capacities: Lessons for Public Policy,” Building Blocks Conference, Alberta, Canada, May 2007.

Keynote Address, “Investing in Disadvantaged Young Children Is Good Economics and Good Public Policy,”National Summit on America’s Children, Congressional Caucas, Washington D.C., May 2007.

“The Economics, Technology and Neuroscience of Human Capability Formation,” Allostasis/Allostatic Load Conference, Princeton University, May 2007.

“Left Behind: the GED and America’s Dropout Problem,” Brookings Institution, Hamilton Project Forum: The Role of Education in Promoting Opportunity and Economic Growth, Washington D.C., March 2007.

Plenary Address, “The Evolution of Labor Earnings Risk in the U.S. Economy,” 4th International Finance Conference in Collaboration with Universit´e Cergy-Pontoise, REMEREG and ISC Paris, Diar el Medina, Tunisia, March 2007.

TheodoreW. Schultz Lecture, “The New Economics of Child Quality,” American Economic Association, January 2007.

Keynote Address, “What Lessons Should China Learn from European Welfare States?” WEAI Pacific Rim Conference, Beijing, China, January 2007.