Heckman is a very talented, very technical economist who has made crucial contributions to the science. He's one of those guys that I worry people will fail to appreciate if they get told about "over-mathematized economics" or "mainline vs. mainstream" or whatever you want to call it.
Heckman is a highly technical writer who non-technical, non-economists have appreciated. At the Urban Institute his work on early childhood was considered essential by the developmental psychologists and child welfare experts with an interest in policy.
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