Prof. ZHOU Jin (周瑾)

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34426356

Author IDs

Willing to talk to media: yes



1. ``Comparing China REACH and the Jamaica Home Visiting Program" Zhou, J., Heckman, J. J., Liu, B., Lu, M., Chang, S. M. & Grantham-McGregor, S., 1 May 2023, In: Pediatrics. 151, e2023060221I.


2. ``Early childhood learning patterns for a home visiting program in rural China" Zhou, J., Heckman, J., Wang, F. & Liu, B., 1 Mar 2023, In: Journal of Community Psychology. 51, 2, p. 584-604


3. ``The economics of investing in early childhood: Importance of understanding the science of scaling" Zhou, J., Baulos, A., Heckman, J. J. & Liu, B., 27 May 2021, The Scale-Up Effect in Early Childhood and Public Policy: Why Interventions Lose Impact at Scale and What We Can Do About It. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 76-97


4. ``Identifying agent's information sets: An application to a lifecycle model of schooling, consumption and labor supply" Navarro, S. & Zhou, J., 1 Apr 2017, In: Review of Economic Dynamics. 25, p. 58-92

Working papers:

  1.  "Human Capital and Migration: a Cautionary Tale," Conditionally Accepted at  Journal of Econometrics (with Salvador Navarro) 

  2.  "Interaction as Investment: The Microdynamics and Measurement of Early Childhood Learning,"  Revised and resubmitted Journal of Political Economy (with James Heckman)  

  3. "The Impacts of a Prototypical Home Visiting Program on Child Skills,"  Revised and resubmitted Journal of Labor Economics (with James Heckman, Bei Liu, and Mai Lu) (Previously circulated under the title "Treatment Effects and the Measurement of Skills in a Prototypical Home Visiting Program" NBER/IZA Working Paper

  4. "Measuring Knowledge and Learning," under review (with James Heckman), NBER/IZA/BFI Working Paper 

  5. "Social Networks as Investment: Rural-Urban Migration in China," under revision 

  6. "Nonparametric Tests of Dynamic Complementarity," Revised and resubmitted American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (with James Heckman)