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.

The institute collaborates with scholars across and beyond the University who suggest and organize programs of interest. We especially recognize the Graduate Student Advisory Board for their input on student-focused programming.

Student Events

Apr 17, 2017 Fragile Beliefs and the Price of Uncertainty
2016-17 Becker Brown Bag Series
Charles M. Harper Center, Room 104
Apr 28, 2017 Why Are Some Companies Efficient while Others Are Not?
2016-2017 Friedman Forum Undergraduate Lecture Series
University of Chicago, location varies
May 16, 2017 Polarization, Fake News, and the 2016 Election
2016-17 Becker Brown Bag Series
Charles M. Harper Center, Room 104
Jun 18–22, 2017 2017 Macro Financial Modeling Summer Session for Young Scholars
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire
Jul 9–13, 2017 Price Theory Summer Camp 2017
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021