Sylvi Kuperman examines early childhood investments that produce long-term impacts throughout lifespan such as center-based early childhood education and home-visiting programs for the benefit of at-risk children and families. She is interested in identifying environmental and neuropsychological processes that influence social cognition, resilience, achievement-orientation, self-regulation, curiosity and engagement in learning. As Senior Research Analyst at the Center for the Economics of Human Development, Ms. Kuperman applied interdisciplinary methodologies to econometric analyses that shape public policy. Her historical analysis of the Reggio Municipal Early Childhood System, Perry Preschool Project, and Carolina Abecedarian Project contributed to lifecycle evaluations of these quasi-experimental and randomized early childhood interventions. Kuperman earned a M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois as an Edmund J. James Scholar, and a Teacher’s Certificate from the Illinois State Board of Education.
National Bureau of Economic Research