Professor and CIBC Chair in Human Capital and Productivity
University of Western Ontario
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Lance Lochner is Professor and CIBC Chair in Human Capital and Productivity in the Department of Economics at the University of Western Ontario. Previous and current research explores: the interaction between human capital and criminal behavior; financial returns to schooling; post-school human capital acquisition; the evolution of earnings inequality in the U.S.; the interaction of early and late investments in human capital; the relationship between family income and early child outcomes as well as educational attainment; and the nature of credit constraints and government lending programs in the education market. He is the current Director of the CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity and holds a Canada Research Chair in Human Capital and Productivity. Professor Lochner’s research is largely devoted to the theoretical and empirical study of human capital formation throughout the lifecycle.

Lochner earned a B.A. in Economics from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1993 and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1998.

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