James Heckman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Chicago
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Intergenerational Long-Term Effects of Preschool - Structural Estimates from a Discrete Dynamic Programming Model
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, 773 702 3478
    J Econom 191:164-175. 2016
  2. pmc Schools, Skills, and Synapses
    James J Heckman
    Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
    Econ Inq 46:289. 2008
  3. pmc The Economics of Human Development and Social Mobility
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
    Annu Rev Econom 6:689-733. 2014
  4. pmc THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE: TRENDS AND LEVELS
    James J Heckman
    University of Chicago, University College Dublin and the American Bar Foundation, 1126 E 59 Street, Chicago IL 60637 Telephone 773 702 0634 8490 Email
    Rev Econ Stat 92:244-262. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Role of income and family influence on child outcomes
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1136:307-23. 2008
  6. pmc Local instrumental variables and latent variable models for identifying and bounding treatment effects
    J J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:4730-4. 1999
  7. pmc The economics, technology, and neuroscience of human capability formation
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13250-5. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Skill formation and the economics of investing in disadvantaged children
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Science 312:1900-2. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Lessons from the technology of skill formation
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1038:179-200. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of instrumental variables in the presence of heterogeneity and self-selection: an application to treatments of breast cancer patients
    Anirban Basu
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Health Econ 16:1133-57. 2007

Research Grants

  1. CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: ECONOMICS
    James Heckman; Fiscal Year: 2001
  2. DETERMINANTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF SCHOOLING AND ABILITIES
    James Heckman; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. pmc Intergenerational Long-Term Effects of Preschool - Structural Estimates from a Discrete Dynamic Programming Model
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, 773 702 3478
    J Econom 191:164-175. 2016
    ....
  2. pmc Schools, Skills, and Synapses
    James J Heckman
    Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
    Econ Inq 46:289. 2008
    ..Practical issues in the design and implementation of early childhood programs are discussed...
  3. pmc The Economics of Human Development and Social Mobility
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
    Annu Rev Econom 6:689-733. 2014
    ..The next wave of family studies will better capture the active role of the emerging autonomous child in learning and responding to the actions of parents, mentors and teachers...
  4. pmc THE AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE: TRENDS AND LEVELS
    James J Heckman
    University of Chicago, University College Dublin and the American Bar Foundation, 1126 E 59 Street, Chicago IL 60637 Telephone 773 702 0634 8490 Email
    Rev Econ Stat 92:244-262. 2010
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Role of income and family influence on child outcomes
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1136:307-23. 2008
    ..This chapter examines the role of income and family background in models of capability formation that explains a variety of findings established in the child development and child intervention literatures...
  6. pmc Local instrumental variables and latent variable models for identifying and bounding treatment effects
    J J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 96:4730-4. 1999
    ..We show how this relationship can be used to identify the treatment parameters when they are identified and to bound the parameters when they are not identified...
  7. pmc The economics, technology, and neuroscience of human capability formation
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13250-5. 2007
    ..A lifecycle investment framework is the foundation for understanding the origins of human inequality and for devising policies to reduce it...
  8. ncbi request reprint Skill formation and the economics of investing in disadvantaged children
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Science 312:1900-2. 2006
    ..This paper summarizes evidence on the effects of early environments on child, adolescent, and adult achievement. Life cycle skill formation is a dynamic process in which early inputs strongly affect the productivity of later inputs...
  9. ncbi request reprint Lessons from the technology of skill formation
    James J Heckman
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1038:179-200. 2004
    ..This paper discusses recent advances in our understanding of differences in human abilities and skills, their sources, and their evolution over the lifecycle...
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of instrumental variables in the presence of heterogeneity and self-selection: an application to treatments of breast cancer patients
    Anirban Basu
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Health Econ 16:1133-57. 2007
    ..Our results reveal some of the advantages and limitations of conventional and alternative IV methods in estimating mean treatment effect parameters...
  11. pmc Economic, neurobiological, and behavioral perspectives on building America's future workforce
    Eric I Knudsen
    Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5125, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:10155-62. 2006
    ....

Research Grants2

  1. CHILDREN AND FAMILIES: ECONOMICS
    James Heckman; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..We seek support to expand the set of tools used to identify policy counterfactuals under a variety of plausible behavioral assumptions and to use these tools to analyze GED recipiency. ..
  2. DETERMINANTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF SCHOOLING AND ABILITIES
    James Heckman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..It also examines the life cycle socioeconomic consequences of education and cognitive and non-cognitive abilities. New methods for studying life cycle processes are developed and applied. [unreadable] [unreadable]..