Jere R. Behrman, PhD is the Kenan Professor of Economics and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is in empirical microeconomics, economic development, early childhood development, labor economics, human resources, economic demography, household behaviors, life-cycle and intergenerational relations, and policy evaluation. He has published over 490 professional articles and 36 books. He has worked with numerous international organizations and governments, been involved in professional research or lecturing in over 40 countries, principal investigator or investigator on over 170 research projects (including 48 NIH grants), and received various honors for his research, including: Econometric Society Fellow, 40th Anniversary Fulbright Fellow, 2008 biennial Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize for outstanding research contributions to Latin America, and the 2017 Population Association of America Irene B. Taeuber Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the 2011 Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Chile, and a member of the U.S. National Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHD) Advisory Council of the Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Population.
He is one of 36 living economists included in “Highly Cited Researchers (h>100) according to their Google Scholar Citations public profiles.” He is also ranked #108 in the world and #87 in United States in 2022 Edition of Ranking of Top 1000 Scientists in the field of Economics and Finance by Research.com.