James Heckman

1944 - Today

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James Joseph Heckman (born 1944) is a Nobel Prize winning American economist who is currently at the University of Chicago, where he is The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College; Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy; Director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD); and Co-Director of Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) Global Working Group. He is also Professor of Law at the Law School, a senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2000, Heckman shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Daniel McFadden, for his pioneering work in econometrics and microeconomics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Heckman has received more than 300,538 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. James Heckman is the 160th most popular economist (down from 151st in 2019), the 2,458th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,174th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Economist.

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Among economists, James Heckman ranks 160 out of 315Before him are Christopher A. Sims, Oskar R. Lange, Benedetto Cotrugli, Dani Rodrik, Nicholas Kaldor, and Robert F. Engle. After him are Myron Scholes, Pierre Leroux, Thomas Piketty, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth, Raymond Barre, and Christopher A. Pissarides.

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Among people born in 1944, James Heckman ranks 159Before him are Gianfranco Ferré, Patrick Devedjian, Carlos Pace, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Peter Lindbergh, and John Newcombe. After him are Christine Chubbuck, Dennis Wilson, Alvin Lee, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Norodom Ranariddh, and Christian de Portzamparc.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Heckman ranks 2,458 out of 15,968Before him are Alex North (1910), Kathy Reichs (1948), Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), Robert Downey Sr. (1936), Kurtwood Smith (1943), and Ben Webster (1909). After him are Bill Viola (1951), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), James Levine (1943), William H. Seward (1801), Hetty Green (1834), and Charles Whitman (1941).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, James Heckman ranks 54Before him are Daniel Ellsberg (1931), Chester Barnard (1886), Frank Knight (1885), Peter Diamond (1940), Christopher A. Sims (1942), and Robert F. Engle (1942). After him are John Bates Clark (1847), Ben Bernanke (1953), Henry George (1839), Mancur Olson (1932), Hyman Minsky (1919), and Benjamin Tucker (1854).