James Joseph Heckman

(b. 1944)

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(1944–  ; b. Chicago, IL)

American econometrician. Heckman studied mathematics at Colorado College (BA, 1965) followed by economics at Princeton U (MA, 1968; PhD, 1971). He joined the faculty of U Chicago in 1973. He was elected to the AAAS in 1985 and the NAS in 1992. Together with McFadden, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2000.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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