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.

Sep 26–27, 2014 Interactions: Bringing Together Econometrics and Applied Microeconomics Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Oct 14, 2014 Tax Policy and the Growth of States University of Chicago Gleacher Center
Oct 24–25, 2014 Normative Ethics and Welfare Economics Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Oct 30–31, 2014 A Celebration of the Life and Work of Gary S. Becker The University of Chicago
Nov 20, 2014–May 21, 2015 Computational Economics Colloquium Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021