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 13, 2016 Elections, Policymaking, and Economic Uncertainty
Hoover Institution in Washington, DC
Sep 15–16, 2016 Advances with Field Experiments 2016
Saieh Hall for Economics
Sep 16, 2016 Housing, Household Debt, and Macroeconomics
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Sep 23–24, 2016 Machine Learning: What’s in it for Economics?
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Sep 30, 2016 The Health Sector and the Economy
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Oct 1–2, 2016 Empirics and Methods in Economics
Northwestern University
Oct 7–8, 2016 Conference in Honor of Robert E. Lucas Jr.
Saieh Hall for Economics
Dec 1–2, 2016 2016 Economics of Media and Communications Conference
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Mar 9–10, 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Winter 2017 Meeting
NYMEX, 1 North End Ave, New York, NY 10282