All workshops (except when noted) will be held on Mondays from 10:30am to 11:50am in Room 224 at the Harris School of Public Policy, 1155 E. 60th Street.

Questions should be directed to CHPPP Associate Director, Keri Lintz,

The Workshop on Human Potential is one of the core intellectual activities of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy. It is an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students, post docs, and faculty whose work concerns behavior, health, and well-being across the lifespan and the ways in which technology and public policy shape human potential and achievement. The Workshop has active members in the areas of the social, behavioral, health, and policy sciences. 

The Workshop on Human Potential alternates between two types of sessions. Not only do we regularly invite outside speakers for a traditional "workshop" presentation, but we also provide a forum for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to present research-in-progress in order to receive critical and constructive feedback.

Fall 2015   |   Spring 2016   |   Previous Years

Fall 2015

October 5Andrés Hojman, Department of Economics Doctoral Student & Senior Research Assistant at Center for the Economics of Human Development, The University of Chicago
Evidence on the Fadeout of Impacts in IQ of Early Childhood Interventions: A Skill Formation Perspective More >
October 12Sebastian Gallegos, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Rescuing Low-income, High-ability Students More >
October 19Patricia Ritter, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Preventing Obesity With Tap Water: Experimental Evidence from Morocco More >
October 26No workshop
November 2No workshop
November 9Ijun Lai, PhD Student, Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Summer Meltdown? Do Children's Noncognitive Skills Vary Between School and Summer Months? More >
November 16CANCELLED Jennifer Augustine, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina
U.S. Mothers' Pursuit of Additional Education and Their Children's Well-Being More >
November 23Carolyn Sloane, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Rising Income Inequality and Human Capital Attainment More >
November 30CANCELLED Robert Metcalfe, Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Economics at Chicago Experiments, Becker Friedman Institute
The Impact of Parent Academy on Educational Attainment More >
December 7Benjamin Castleman, Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy, University of Virginia
Knowing Who (and When) to Nudge in Education: Evidence from Text Messaging Experiments More >

Spring 2016

March 28Lauren Sartain, Senior Researcher, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research
The Benefits of Being a Big Fish: Incoming Rank and Student Outcomes More >
April 4No workshop
April 11Jonathan Davis, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Deferred Acceptance Mechanisms Can Improve Match Quality: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from a Teach for America Pilot More >
April 18Nadav Klein, Postdoctoral Scholar, Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab, Chicago Harris
Of Inspiration and Personal Improvement: Understanding When and Why People Believe in Their Own and Others' Potential More >
April 25Rebecca Hinze-Pifer, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
Collateral Consequences of Exclusionary Discipline (with Lauren Sartain) More >
May 2Pallavi Vyas, Doctoral Student, Chicago Harris
The Impact of Higher Education on Teen Birth Rates More >
May 9Jennifer Augustine, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of South Carolina
U.S. Mothers' Pursuit of Additional Education and Their Children's Well-Being  More >
May 16No workshop
May 23William Schneider, Doctoral Student, Columbia University
Relationship Transitions and the Risk for Child Maltreatment More >
May 25Stefanie Schurer, Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of Sydney
Early Life Health Interventions and Early Childhood Development: Evidence from Special Care Nursery Assignment in Australia's Northern Territory More >
**Note: Special Workshop held 12:00-1:15pm on Wednesday, May 25 - Chicago Harris, Room 224**
May 30No workshop - Memorial Day