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Lunch with Professor James J. Heckman


The Governor's Office of Early Childhood in partnership with the Kentucky Chamber and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence had the honor of hosting a lunch with Professor James Heckman at the Marriott hotel in Downtown Louisville. His message about the importance of investing in early childhood development and education was inspiring. 

Please click here​ to view the power point Professor Heckman used during his presentation. ​

James J. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago, a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in Economics, and an expert ​​in the economics of human development. His groundbreaking work with a consortium of economists, developmental psychologists, sociologists, statisticians and neuroscientists has proven that the quality of early childhood development heavily influences health, economic and social outcomes for individuals and society at large. Heckman has proven that there are great economic gains to be had by investing in early childhood development. ​Learn more about Professor Heckman here: Heckman Equation​

To view a blog written about the event by Justin Suer from click here

Professor Heckman on KET with Bill Goodman

To watch Professor James Heckman’s interview with Bill Goodman on KET’s One to One, visit KET’s web site
This 30 minute program offers additional information about the value of investing in young children. 

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Riley in the Governor's Office of Early Childhood 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Phone: (502)782-0199 ​