Lars Peter Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Statistics, is director and co-chair of the institute.
Kevin Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, is co-chair of the institute. He focuses on the institute’s outward-facing activities, including public outreach programs and development.
On July 1, Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Professor of Economics, will become director of the institute.
Advising the co-chairs is the Institute Research Council, which includes selected University of Chicago faculty and other leading scholars.
The Becker Friedman Institute Council, a group of alumni and business leaders, provides strategic advice and help raise awareness and support for research and activities.