Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Exploring the Price of Policy Uncertainty

April 7–8, 2015

(All day)

Center for Global Development, Washington, D.C.
Organizers
Steven J. Davis, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago
Donald Marron, Urban Institute
Speakers

Political conflict and fiscal crises in the United States and Europe have spurred concerns about policy-related uncertainty and its economic effects. Recent uncertainty-generating episodes in the United States include the partisan battles over the Bush-era tax cuts in late 2010, the debt-ceiling dispute in the summer of 2011, last-minute resolution of the so-called fiscal cliff in the early hours of 2013, recent implementation of the federal spending sequester, and another looming fight over the federal debt ceiling.

This conference explored research on the topic of uncertainty and its economic effects through measurement, modeling, and evaluation of empirical evidence. 

WHEN
April 7:  1-5 p.m.
April 8:  8:30 a.m.-noon

WHERE
Center for Global Development
Birdsall House Conference Center
2055 L ST NW, 5th floor
Washington, D.C., 20036 

The conference is part of a research project funded by the MacArthur Foundation. It is cosponsored by the Becker Friedman Institute and the Urban Institute. There is no cost to attend this event.

April 7, 2015 (All day) April 8, 2015 (All day)