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 21–22, 2017 Government Debt: Constraints and Choices
Saieh Hall Room 021, University of Chicago
May 19–20, 2017 New Investigations of Intra- and International Trade
Saieh Hall Room 021
May 25–26, 2017 Firm Dynamics Conference
The University of Chicago