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.

Mar 2, 2015 Who or What to Believe? Trust and the Differential Influence of Human and Anthropomorphized Spokespersons
2014–15 Becker Brown Bag Series
Charles M. Harper Center 104
Mar 5, 2015 Recent Advances in the Computation of Equilibria in Heterogeneous Agent Macro Models
Computational Economics Colloquium
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 201
Mar 12, 2015 Vaccine Approvals and Mandates under Uncertainty: Some Simple Analytics
George J. Stigler Workshop in Economics and Policy
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 112
Mar 13–14, 2015 Macro Financial Modeling Winter 2015 Meeting
NYU Stern School of Business, Kaufman Management Center
Mar 26–27, 2015 Asian Family in Transition Conference
University of Chicago Center in Hong Kong
Apr 3–4, 2015 Flows of Goods and Technologies in the Global Economy
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Apr 7–8, 2015 Exploring the Price of Policy Uncertainty
Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.
Apr 8, 2015 Consequences of Uncertainty
University Club of Washington D.C.
Apr 9, 2015 Reflections on Models of Stagnant Demand
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 201
Apr 9, 2015 Computational Economics Colloquium with Michael Keane
Computational Economics Colloquium
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 201