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Papers on Early Childhood Interventions


bullet Heckman James J. and Masterov, Dimitriy V. (2007). "The Productivity Argument for Investing in Young Children."Review of Agricultural Economics 29(3): 446-493.

bulletHeckman, James J. (2008). "Schools, Skills and Synapses," Economic Inquiry, 46(3): 289-324.

bulletHeckman, James J.; Moon, Seong Hyeok; Pinto, Rodrigo; Savelyev, Peter A., and Yavitz, Adam. (2009). "The Rate of Return to the Perry Preschool Program." Unpublished manuscript, University of Chicago, Department of Economics.

bulletCunha, Flavio and Heckman, James J. (2007). "The Technology of Skill Formation,"American Economic Review, 97(2): 31-47. Web appendix.

bulletCunha, Flavio, Heckman, James J., Lochner, Lance J. and Masterov, Dimitriy V. (2006). " Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation ," In Handbook of the Economics of Education, edited by E. Hanushek and F. Welch. Amsterdam: North Holland, Chapter 12, pp. 697-812.

bulletHeckman, James J. and LaFontaine, Paul A. (2009). "The American High School Graduation Rate: Trends and Levels." Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics.

bulletCunha, Flavio and Heckman, James J. (2009). "The Economics and Psychology of Inequality and Human Development," Journal of the European Economic Association, 7(2-3): 320-364.

bulletCunha, Flavio and Heckman, James J. (2008). "Formulating, Identifying and Estimating the Technology of Cognitive and Noncognitive Skill Formation."Journal of Human Resources, 43(4): 738-782. Web appendix.

bulletBorghans, Lex; Duckworth, Angela Lee; Heckman, James J. and ter Weel, Bas. (2008). "The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits," Journal of Human Resources, 43(4): 972-1059. Web appendix.

bulletHeckman, James J. (2008). "The growing polarisation of American society and its implications for productivity: Schools, Skills and Synapses," CEPR Policy Research VOX Report. August 25, 2008.

bulletHeckman, James J. and LaFontaine, Paul A. (2008). "Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropouts: The declining American high school graduation rate: Evidence, sources, and consequences," CEPR Policy Research VOX Report. February 13, 2008.


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