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 Friedman Forum with Casey Mulligan
2016-2017 Friedman Forum Undergraduate Lecture Series
University of Chicago, location varies
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 Cycle Worldwide
Mesirow Financial, 353 North Clark Street
Mar 9–10, 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Winter 2017 Meeting
NYMEX, 300 Vessey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10282
Jun 18–22, 2017 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Summer Session for Young Scholars
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire