2019-20 Incubator: Science of Scaling




For the duration of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Griffin Applied Economics Incubator focused on research in early childhood and the science of scaling evidence-based interventions within the field.

Conceptualized and executed by the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health in partnership with the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, the Incubator supported the translation of ambitious and policy-relevant early childhood research into the realm of real-world application.

To this end, the Incubator awarded  research grants to UChicago faculty and students; compiled and edited an in-depth volume on the science of scaling in early childhood; solicited and edited papers for a special issue of the Journal of Political Economy; hosted a diverse group of world-renowned scholars as Incubator visitors; and hosted more than a dozen convenings ranging from intimate workshops to large conferences.

Learn more by visiting the Publications, Events, and Visitors pages.


2019-2020 Advisory Board

John List

Dr. Dana Suskind
Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics Director, Pediatric Cochlear Implantation Program; Co-Director, TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health; Founder and Director, Thirty Million Words Initiative; Founder and Director, Project ASPIRE

Susan Goldin-Meadow
The Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Comparative Human Development, the College, and the Committee on Education

Ariel Kalil
Professor, Harris School of Public Policy; Director, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy (CHPPP); Director, Behavioral Insights and Parenting lab

Susan C. Levine
The Rebecca Anne Boylan Professor in Education and Society, Department of Psychology

Stephen W. Raudenbush
The Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, the College, and the Harris School of Public Policy; Chairman, Committee on Education