The Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO) of the University of Chicago and the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) held the 2022 HCEO – IESR Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality via video link from July 11 to 15. The two institutions have co-directed the Summer School Programs since 2016 as an annual flagship event.
The Summer School received over 150 applications at the earlier stage and 64 candidates were selected. Participants are from well-known institutions worldwide, such as National University of Singapore, Duke University, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, Bocconi University, University of Glasgow, University of New South Wales, Tel Aviv University, Seoul National University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, African School of Economics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Xiamen University and Jinan University.
Guest speakers of the Summer School (Partial)
The event invited six guest speakers, including Professor James Heckman, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Economics and Co-Director of HCEO, Professor Petra Todd from the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Yingyao Hu from Johns Hopkins University, Professor Xiaoxia Shi from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Professor Yu-Chin Hsu from the Academia Sinica.
Professor James Heckman’s Lecture
Professor Petra Todd’s Lecture
Professor Yingyao Hu’s Lecture
Professor Xiaoxia Shi’s Lecture
Professor Yu-Chin Hsu’s Lecture
The syllabus of the Summer School was carefully designed, containing lectures with total duration of over 20 hours on applied econometrics that covered advanced modeling and econometric techniques for understanding and addressing inequality. On top of the well-designed lectures, it also featured the arrangement of individual meetings as well as the opportunity for participants to present their latest research and receive immediate feedback from their senior colleagues and peers.
Office hours with Professor James Heckman
Very positive feedback was received from the participants with an overall satisfaction score of 4.75 out of 5 in the after-event survey.
IESR has always been committed to facilitating academic exchanges and research collaboration in economics since it was founded in 2015. The institution has established partnerships or co-organized high-quality academic events with institutions such as University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Global Labor Organization (GLO).