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WU matters. WU talks. Inequality, Social Mobility, and Public Policy

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 116.01.2017, 17:00

A public lecture of Nobel laureate James J. Heckman

The Rector’s Council of Vienna Univer­sity of Econo­mics and Busi­ness invites you to join us for a cere­mony awar­ding the hono­rary degree of

Doctor Honoris Causa to

James J. Heckman  

The hono­rary degree is being awarded in reco­gni­tion of James J. Heckman’s extra­or­di­nary cont­ri­bu­tions to Vienna Univer­sity of Econo­mics and Busi­ness.  

After the award cere­mony, Professor James J. Heckman will be holding a lecture on "Inequa­lity, Social Mobi­lity, and Public Policy" as part of our WU matters. WU talks. lecture series.

Program

January 16, 2017
Cere­mo­nial Hall 1, LC buil­ding, Campus WU

 5:00 pmOPENING WORDS
Edel­traud Hanap­pi-Egger
Rector of Vienna Univer­sity of Econo­mics & Busi­ness
LAUDA­TION
Petra E. Todd Univer­sity of Penn­syl­vania
Alfred L. Cass Term Professor in Econo­mics
AWARD CERE­MONY
of the hono­rary degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to
James J. Heckman
6:00 pm WU MATTERS. WU TALKS.
“Inequa­lity, Social Mobi­lity, and Public Policy”
A public lecture by Nobel Laureate James J. Heckman  

Speaker

James J. Heckman, Univer­sity of Chicago

James J. Heckman is the Henry Schultz Distin­gu­ished Service Professor of Econo­mics in the Depart­ment of Econo­mics at the Univer­sity of Chicago and the foun­ding director of the Center for the Econo­mics of Human Deve­lop­ment. In 2000, Heckman won the Nobel Prize in Econo­mics for his work on the micro- econo­metrics of diver­sity and hete­ro­gen­eity and for esta­blish- ing a causal basis for public policy evalua­tion. He has published more than 300 arti­cles and 9 books. This work has influ­enced both the scho­larly lite­ra­ture and public policy.

Biography

Orga­nizer

Wirt­schafts­uni­ver­sität Wien Rektorat

Contact

sophia.wald­mu­el­ler-won­drak@wu.ac.at

WU matters. WU talks.


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