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2016 Recruitment Fair

Advance your research career at the Center for the Economics of Human Development, by learning who we are, what we do, and the various opportunities available for graduate and undergraduate students.

Join us Wednesday, March 9th for refreshments and exciting information in Saieh Hall Lecture Room 203.

Two sessions will be conducted. The undergraduate session will start at 5:30 pm, and the graduate session will start at 7:00 pm.

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Understanding Inequality and What to Do About It

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Conference on Measurement and Assessing Skills

An October 1-2, 2015 conference addressed three approaches to the assessment of skills, guided by a framework of questions to stimulate dialogue among its interdisciplinary participants. Presentation videos, slides, print materials, and a suggested reading list can be found on the conference website

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World Education Forum 2015

Professor Heckman was recently invited to speak at the 2015 World Education Forum in Incheon, South Korea. He participated in a panel on "setting the stage" for the future of education, drawing on the findings of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2015, the regional analyses of 120 National EFA 2015 Reviews, and the publication "Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good?".

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Visitors from Beijing Normal University

On September 22, CEHD hosted a distinguished group from Beijing Normal University. BNU President Qi Dong and colleagues met with CEHD director Professor James Heckman, CEHD researchers and high-level University of Chicago leadership to learn more about the Center and its research.

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In Memoriam: Gary Becker 1930-2014

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Gary S. Becker

A conference, organized by James J. Heckman, Kevin Murphy (The University of Chicago), and Edward P. Lazear (Stanford University Graduate School of Business) was held at the University on October 30-31, 2014.

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