Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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

Price Theory Summer Camp 2017

July 9–13, 2017

(All day)

Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Speakers

During this intensive summer program, students hear lectures from UChicago price theory faculty and experience a series of “Chicago-style” seminars where speakers present their research in progress. Participants also work on problem sets in workshops and have opportunities to discuss their own work with some of the world's leading economists. Participating faculty include UChicago economists Kevin Murphy, Steven Levitt, and John List, as well as Jesse Shapiro of Brown University

This program is for admitted students only. Walk-in participation is not permitted.

Lectures will be held each day in Room 021, Saieh Hall for Economics, 5757 South University Avenue, Chicago. All meals are provided. Breakfast will be served each day 8 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon at Saieh Hall. Dinners will be part of various excursions throughout the city.

Generous support for this program that covers travel, accommodations, and meals for participants has been provided by MarrGwen and Stuart Townsend.

 

Sunday, July 9

2:00–3:00 p.m. Registration at Campus North Residential Commons
 
5:00–8:00 p.m. Meet and Greet and Bowling
 

Monday, July 10

8:40–9:00 a.m.

Opening Announcements
Attendance is mandatory

9:00–10:20 a.m.

The Basic Tools of Price Theory – Kevin Murphy

10:20–10:30 a.m.

Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Demand Theory in Practice – Kevin Murphy
 
1:30–2:50 p.m. Steve Levitt lecture (joint session with Summer Institute on Field Experiments)
 
2:50–3:00 p.m. Break
 
3–4:30 p.m. Thought Questions

 

Tuesday, July 11

9:00–10:20 a.m.

Steve Levitt Lecture

10:20–10:30 a.m. Break
 
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m Optimization as an Empirical Tool – Jesse Shapiro
 
1:30–2:50 p.m. Economic Dynamics in Panel Data – Jesse Shapiro
(joint session with Summer Institute on Field Experiments)
 
2:50–3:00 p.m. Break
 
3:00–4:30 p.m. Thought Questions
 

Wednesday, July 12

9:00–10:20 a.m. Combining Field Experiments and Structural Modeling  – 
John List and Brent Hickman
 
10:20–10:30 a.m. Break
 
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Capital Goods and Investment – Kevin Murphy
 
1:30–2:50 p.m. Using Field Experiments in Economics – John List
(joint session with Summer Institute on Field Experiments)
 
2:50–3:00 p.m. Break
 
3–4:30 p.m. Thought Questions

 

Thursday, July 13

9:00–10:20 a.m.

Steve Levitt lecture

10:20–10:30 a.m. Break
 
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Further Applications of Price Theory (Human Capital and other applications)
Kevin Murphy
 
12:00–1:30 p.m. Lunch and Survey
 

 

Students must check out of their rooms by 2 p.m.

July 9, 2017 (All day) July 13, 2017 (All day)