Early Life and Education
Early childhood education and care is an integral part of a child’s development and learning, as well as helping to prevent future health issues.
In the United States, ECEC programs cover a range of part-day, full-school-day and full-workday options under educational, social welfare and commercial umbrellas. These initiatives often offer services for children with special needs while catering to both economic and social interests of working parents and their kids.
Though ECEC is increasingly recognized as a social determinant of health, there remain knowledge gaps and insufficient political backing for investments in these programs. Furthermore, there are issues surrounding institutional setup and coordination for these interventions.
George Krivorotov is a senior financial economist at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, currently researching machine learning-based profit modeling for credit card underwriting and climate risk. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Minnesota and has previously worked for Fannie Mae and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. His research interests span real estate economics, quantitative macroeconomics and machine learning; his work has been published in journals such as Journal of Business & Economics and Review of Finance; additionally, he’s part of American Society of Economic Modeling with funding from National Science Foundation and University of Virginia Tech.