The Determinants of Human Capital Formation in the Early Years of Life

Nov 27, 2014
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"The Determinants of Human Capital Formation in the Early Years of Life"

The 30th Barcelona GSE Lecture was delivered on November 27, 2014 by current President of the European Economic Association Prof. Orazio Attanasio (UCL, IFS, NBER and BREAD).

In his lecture, "The Determinants of Human Capital Formation in the Early Years of Life," Prof. Attanasio discussed the complexities of measuring childhood development and the latest models and techniques for doing so.

Watch the full Barcelona GSE Lecture by Orazio Attanasio

About our speaker

Orazio Attanasio is Professor of Economics at University College London and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where he co-directs the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research. His research has focused on household consumption and saving behavior over the life cycle, risk sharing, labor supply and housing markets. More recently he has worked on the impact and design of conditional cash transfers (CCTs), on education choices and on early childhood development interventions as well as on the measurement of subjective expectations.