Keynote Janet Currie: "Child Health as Human Capital"

Health during childhood is increasingly understood as a critical determinant of later-life wellbeing and economic outcomes, including educational achievement and wages. The Economics Department of Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) and the Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS) Vienna jointly organized the workshop Economics of Child Health on 8 May to bring together distinguished scholars from Europe who present cutting-edge work on understanding the causes and consequences of child health and related policies.

As a special guest, we welcomed American Economic Association president-elect Janet Currie, the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Co-director of Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing. Her public keynote lecture on child health as human capital concluded the event.