Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa 榮譽社會科學博士

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A world authority in the economics of human development, Prof James J Heckman is a scientist, economist, and above all, a humanist who is devoted to serving humanity with hard knowledge and first rate research skills.

Prof Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. He currently directs the Economics Research Center, the Center for the Economics of Human Development, and the Center for Social Program Evaluation at the Harris School of Public Policy. He is a professor of law at the University of Chicago School of Law, senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation, and research fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He won the John Bates Clark Medal in 1983 and the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2000. These are on top of scores of notable awards and honors from all over the world which were piled on him for his contribution to the education and development of children and public policy, for his ground-breaking contributions in econometrics, and for his renowned achievements in labor economics.

Prof Heckman's work has been devoted to developing a scientific approach to economic policy evaluation, with special emphasis on models of individuals and disaggregated groups. His recent research focuses on human development and lifecycle skill formation, with a special emphasis on the economics of early childhood development.

Prof Heckman was conferred the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa.



Prof James J Heckman 詹姆斯‧約瑟夫‧赫克曼教授