Jere R. Behrman

Jere R. Behrman

Kenan Professor of Economics/Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Jere R. Behrman (Ph.D. Economics, MIT) is Kenan Professor of Economics/Sociology, University of Pennsylvania. His research is in empirical micro economics, economic development, early childhood development, labor economics, human resources, economic demography, household behaviors, life-cycle and intergenerational relations and policy evaluation. He has published over 520 professional articles and 36 books. He has worked with numerous international organizations and governments, been involved in professional research or lecturing in over 40 countries, principal investigator or investigator on over 170 research projects and received various honors for his research, including ranked #70 in the world and #57 in the United States, #1 among empirical micro development economists in the world in the 2023 Edition of Ranking of Best Scientists in the field of Economics and Finance.

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