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Jacob Mincer lecture

24 May 2022, 4:30 pm–5:40 pm

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Nobel Prize awardee Professor James Heckman will deliver this lecture in honour of Jacob Mincer, one of the founders of modern household economics.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Almudena Sevilla

Jacob Mincer was born in Poland on 15 July 1922. He immigrated to the US after having survived Nazi work camps. His 1962 article on the labour supply of married women is a cornerstone of allocation of time models taking account of household production. Died in 2006.

This year we celebrate his 100th birthday.

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in academics and policy makers interested in child development and students of economics interested in understanding the frontiers of research in household economics.

The Society of the Economics of the Household (SEHO) Annual Meeting is taking place at UCL this year. It is hosted by Professor Almudena Sevilla and her team as part of the European Research Council (ERC) funded research programme Parental Time Investment and Children Outcomes (PARENTIME).

Registrations for the SEHO conference is now closed but Professor James Heckman's lecture is free to attend.

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About the Speaker

Professor James Heckman

at University of Chicago