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.

Jan 27, 2017 Automated Economic Reasoning: Friedman Forum with Casey Mulligan
2016-2017 Friedman Forum Undergraduate Lecture Series
University of Chicago, location varies
Saieh Hall for Economics Room 021
Feb 16, 2017 The Externalities of Vaccination on the Evolution of Influenza
2016-17 Becker Brown Bag Series
Charles M. Harper Center, Room 104
Harper Center Room 104
Feb 22, 2017 A Closer Look at Household Debt and Business Cycles Worldwide
Mesirow Financial
Mar 9–10, 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Winter 2017 Meeting
NYMEX, 300 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10282
Apr 21–22, 2017 Government Debts: Constraints and Choices
Saieh Hall Room 021
Jun 18–22, 2017 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Summer Session for Young Scholars
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire