Apply Now: HCEO's 2018 Dissertation Prize on inequality

The $1,000 prize will be awarded for the best dissertation on a topic related to one of HCEO's 6 networks. Current Ph.D. candidates and recent graduates may apply.

HCEO Co-director Steven Durlauf Receives Named Professorship at the University of Chicago

Steven N. Durlauf has been named the Steans Family Professor in Educational Policy at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy.

Featured Video: Erika Claud on Preterm Infant Health Outcomes

"I can’t fix poverty. But if I can understand the role of the microbiome that's affected by an infant's environment and how that impacts brain development, then maybe I can mitigate some of those factors."

Research Spotlight: Does Parents' Access to Family Planning Increase Children's Opportunities?

In their HCEO working paper, MIP network member Martha Bailey et al. find that family planning programs tend to empower parents and improve children’s economic resources.

New Research: An Analysis of the Memphis Nurse-Family Partnership Program, by James J. Heckman et al.

James Heckman and co-authors found that the home-visiting programs in this study had positive long- and short-term effects for both mothers and their children.