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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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GED Book Talk "The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life"

The University of Chicago Press and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore are pleased to present a book talk by James J. Heckman about his recent publication, The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life.

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How Can Schools Fix the "Mania" of Achievement Testing?

This interview from Chicago Magazine highlights Professor Heckman's recently published book, The Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life. Below is an excerpt of the interview:

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