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Religion gives you a sense of certainty. It makes you feel that you have the right answers to really big questions and that you've grasped the truth.

 
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James Heckman
James Heckman
  • Born: April 19, 1944
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Economist

James Joseph Heckman is a Nobel Prize winning American economist who is currently at the University of Chicago, where he is The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College; Professor at the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies; Director of the Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD); and Co-Director of Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) Global Working Group. He is also Professor of Law at the Law School, a senior research fellow at the American Bar Foundation, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2000, Heckman shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Daniel McFadden, for his pioneering work in econometrics and microeconomics. As of December 2018 (according to RePEc), he is the most influential economist in the world.

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