Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.


To encourage the exchange of new ideas and fresh perspectives, the Institute hosts a robust schedule of conferences, workshops, and lectures featuring leading scholars. Other events expose students to a wide range of economic expertise. Discussions designed for broader public audiences apply this expertise to topical social and policy issues.

Oct 25, 2016 In Search of Elusive Warning Signals: Tipping Points in Ecology and Economics
Mesirow Financial, 353 North Clark Street
Nov 3–4, 2016 Macro Finance Society 8th Workshop
Saieh Hall for Economics
Nov 11, 2016 Using Text to Quantify Policy Uncertainty
2016-2017 Friedman Forum Undergraduate Lecture Series
University of Chicago, location varies
Saieh Hall for Economics Room 021
Nov 21, 2016 Liquidity Regulation and the Risk of Bank Runs: Why the Last Taxi Must Never Leave the Train Station
2016-17 Becker Brown Bag Series
Charles M. Harper Center, Room 104
Charles M. Harper Center Room 104
Dec 1–2, 2016 2016 Economics of Media and Communications Conference
University of Chicago
Feb 22, 2017 A Closer Look at Household Debt and Business Cycle Worldwide
Mesirow Financial, 353 North Clark Street
Mar 9–10, 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Winter 2017 Meeting
NYMEX, 1 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282
Jun 18–22, 2017 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Summer Session for Young Scholars
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire