American Experience
A Brilliant Madness: American Nobel Economists
James J. Heckman

A Chicago native and father of two, Heckman spent his formative years in Colorado, studying physics with Frank Oppenheimer, brother of J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project. With Daniel McFadden, Heckman won the 2000 Nobel for his work in microeconomics, developing theory and methods for analyzing selective samples.

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