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Awardee:NATIONAL OPINION RESEARCH CENTER
PD/PI:
  • James Heckman
  • j-heckman@uchicago.edu
Co-PD(s)/co-PI(s):
  • Edward Vytlacil
Award Date:05/15/2001
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 450,068
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 450,068
  • FY 2001=$149,966
  • FY 2003=$150,201
  • FY 2002=$149,901
Start Date:05/01/2001
End Date:04/30/2005
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.075
Primary Program Source:490100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Alternative Approaches to the Evaluation of Public Policy Interventions with an Emphasis on Policies Designed to Foster Human Capital
Federal Award ID Number:0099195
DUNS ID:069512291
Parent DUNS ID:069512291
Program:Economics

Awardee Location

Street:1155 E. 60th Street
City:Chicago
State:IL
ZIP:60637-2745
County:Chicago
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Chicago
Street:6054 South Drexel Avenue
City:Chicago
State:IL
ZIP:60637-2612
County:Chicago
Country:US
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

The goal of this research is to develop an approach to policy evaluation that combines the best features of the structural and treatment effects approach, by putting more economics into the treatment effects approach and at the same time producing a more robust statistical approach to structural policy evaluation. A latent variable modeling framework is used to formulate and estimate structural models and reduce the dimensionality of the estimation problem in conducting nonparametric analyses of treatment effects. The research represents an extension of previous work by the investigators, and the goal is to produce an economically interpretable earnings function that can be used to evaluate alternative public policies designed to foster human capital. The earnings function is also nested within a dynamic general equilibrium model of earnings, schooling, and capital formation.

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