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.

Apr 24, 2014 Higher Education Subsidies and Human Capital Mobility Rosenwald 329
Apr 29, 2014 The U.S. Crime Puzzle: A Comparative Large-N Perspective on U.S. Crime and Punishment Law School Seminar Room F
Apr 30, 2014 Money and Banking Workshop Rosenwald 329
May 1–2, 2014 Macroeconomic Fragility University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Room C04
May 5, 2014 Financial Globalization and Financial Crises Charles M. Harper Center, Room 104
May 7, 2014 From the Trading Floor to the Foreclosure Next Door Credit Suisse
May 8, 2014 Optimal Regulation of Markets with Adverse Selection Rosenwald 015
May 12, 2014 Fixing the Banks with Limited Purpose Banking – a Real Chicago Plan Chicago Booth School of Business C01
May 13, 2014 Law and Economics Workshop Law School Seminar Room F
May 14, 2014 Money and Banking Workshop Rosenwald 329