This conference brought together practitioners of two very different approaches to human capital policy. One group uses the mechanism design of optimal policies with human capital, typically with a limited framework for human capital production. The other thinks more deeply about human capital formation (cognitive vs. non-cognitive skills, early childhood investments, etc.), but typically considers ad-hoc policy reforms. Presentations included a mix of papers from both groups and allowed participants to learn state-of-the art approaches to the problem of human capital development. More information on the workshop can be found at the LAEF events page.