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 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 4, 2016 Valuing Alternative Work Arrangements
Becker Applied Economics Workshop - Fall 2016
Saieh Hall Room 146
Saieh Hall Room 146
Oct 7–8, 2016 Conference in Honor of Robert E. Lucas Jr.
Saieh Hall for Economics
Oct 21, 2016 The Open Source Modeling Revolution: Democratizing Budget Scoring
Saieh Hall, Room 021
Oct 25, 2016 In Search of Elusive Warning Signals: Tipping Points in Ecology and Economics
Mesirow Financial, 353 North Clark Street
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
Jun 18–22, 2017 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Summer Session for Young Scholars
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire