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Gala Dinner with James J. Heckman

The Consulate General
of France in NYC

October 26th, 2023

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Attire: Business Evening
We suggest that attendees receive the new Covid-19 multivariant vaccine,
available since September 15th.

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About Our Honoree

James J. Heckman

James J. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Public Policy and
Director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development at the University of Chicago. He has
devoted his professional life to understanding the origins of major social and economic questions related to
inequality, social mobility, discrimination, and the formation of skills and regulation in labor markets, as well
as to devising and applying economically interpretable empirical strategies for understanding and addressing
these questions.

His work spans contexts and cultures. Current research at CEHD includes analyzing the impact of early
childhood programs around the world by studying the immediate and long-term impacts of interventions
(including the impacts in midlife on health and on other family members), both in the United States and in a
new project in China. His research also uses original data gathered in the U.S., China and Germany to
measure preferences and traits to help inform governments, schools and teachers about how socioemotional
can help students achieve their full potential.

In 2000, Heckman won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on the microeconometrics of diversity
and heterogeneity and for establishing a sound causal basis for public policy evaluation. He has received
numerous other awards for his work, including the John Bates Clark Medal, the Jacob Mincer Award, the
2005 and 2007 Dennis Aigner Award for Applied Econometrics, the Ulysses Medal from the University
College Dublin, the Theodore W. Schultz Award, the Gold Medal of the President of the Italian Republic, the
Frisch Medal, the Dan David Prize, and the Chinese Government Friendship Award. 

Heckman has a B.A. in Mathematics from Colorado College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from
Princeton University. He has been at the University of Chicago since 1973.

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