Albert A. Michelson
1930 on September 11, 2006
Skills, Schools and Synapses
James J. Heckman
University of Chicago
2000 Nobel Laureate
The lecture draws on economics, psychology, and neuroscience
to analyze the problem that the U.S.
economy is producing insufficient numbers of skilled workers, resulting in
inequality and reduced economic productivity.
The sources of human skill, their multiplicity, the role of families and
schools in producing skills, and the implications of recent findings for social
policy are discussed.
A reception will follow the lecture.
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