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Heckman Receives Dan David Prize for Poverty Research

heckman jamesNobel laureate James Heckman, director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Chicago, received the Dan David Prize on February 11 for his research on poverty.

The international award is split into three time categories—past, present, and future—and each year, one field is chosen within each time category. Heckman is one of three recipients of the prize in the “Present: Combatting Poverty” category, along with esteemed economists Sir Anthony Atkinson from London and Francois Bourguignon in Paris.

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