The Economics of Early Childhood Development: Lessons for Economic Policy

Conference Co-Hosted by
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and
The McKnight Foundation and
in cooperation with the University of Minnesota
October 17, 2003
Conference Summary

Program and Speakers

The conference program and speakers.

The ABCs of ECD, conference summary, The Region, December 2003


Economics of Early Childhood Development: Lessons for Economic Policy, Rip Rapson, President, the McKnight Foundation [73K PDF]

Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return, Art Rolnick and Rob Grunewald [PDF 2,855K]

Interpreting the Evidence on Life Cycle Skill Formation,
James Heckman, Francisco Buera and Flavio Cunha,
University of Chicago

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development, Jack P. Shonkoff, Dean, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University [PowerPoint]

A Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Abecedarian Early Childhood Intervention, W. Steven Barnett, Professor of Economics and Education, Rutgers University [PowerPoint]

Getting Inside the “Black Box” of Head Start Quality: What Matters and What Doesn’t, Janet Currie, Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Early Child Development—The Canadian Experience, J. Fraser Mustard, Founding President and Fellow, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research [PowerPoint]