Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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

Firm Dynamics and the Aggregate Economy

April 21–22, 2016

(All day)

University of Chicago Quadrangle Club
Ufuk Akcigit, University of Chicago
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University
Ali Hortaçsu, University of Chicago
Chad Syverson, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

A growing literature has documented that firm dynamics exhibit substantial differences in developed and developing countries. While there is a massive turnover of firms in developed countries, such a selection mechanism is largely absent in developing countries. Understanding the determinants of firm growth, factor reallocation, and firm-level productivity, as well as the link between firm and industry dynamics is key to shed light on performances of aggregate economies. This conference will have prominent researchers present their recent work on the subject and foster a conversation among scholars that use different approaches to understand firm and industry dynamics and their aggregate implications.

Quadrangle Club, Second Floor Library
1155 East 57th Street, Chicago


April 21, 2016 (All day) April 22, 2016 (All day)