Finance Roundtable with Nobel Prize Winner, Professor James Heckman

Thu., February 08, 2018 | 6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Gleacher Center Room 100
450 Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Sponsored By: University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Join the Booth School of Business and Nobel Prize winner, Professor James Heckman for a roundtable discussion regarding finance. The discussion will be focused on:

  • Rationality and planning ahead: taxes, government programs, and prices; incentives and how they impact behavior and the labor supply
  • The importance of soft skills
  • Wage inequality - theory vs data and empirical analysis
  • The return on investment of early childhood education

Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door if space allows. 

RSVP by February 7, 2018. 

About the Speaker

Professor James Heckman is the Director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development, University of Chicago. He has been at the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago since 1973. He was one of the founders of the Harris School of Public Policy, where he is an affiliate professor, and holds an appointment at the University of Chicago Law School. His recent research covers inequality, social mobility and economic development, labor economics, lifecycle dynamics of skill formation, and developmental origins of health. In 2000, Heckman shared 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. His most recent book is the Myth of Achievement Tests: The GED and the Role of Character in American Life. 

Questions? Contact John Salvino, Partner, William Blair & Co., '06.