BMO Public Lecture with Janet Currie

Historically, economic research has focused on education as the most important form of human capital, but in recent years, child health has been increasingly understood to be a critical form of human capital in its own right. Research has demonstrated both how valuable it is and how to better support its development.

Princeton University professor Janet Currie will deliver a public lecture on the overview of research demonstrating the key role of public programs in supporting longer-term human capital development, and pointing to improvements in child mental health as an especially important mechanism. The free online lecture will be followed by a Q&A period.

A pioneer in the economic analysis of child development, Currie’s current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in health and access to health care, environmental threats to health, and the important role of mental health. In addition to being the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, Currie also co-directs Princeton’s Center for Health and Wellbeing, and the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research.


Friday, October 23, 2020

3:00 - 4:30 PM


Online Event
A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.


Registration and password

A password to access this webinar will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceeding the event.

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others we ask that:

  • You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.