Becker Friedman Institute
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The University of Chicago

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Chad Syverson

Professor of Economics
University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Chad Syverson is the J. Baum Harris Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

His research spans several topics, with a particular focus on the interactions of firm structure, market structure, and productivity. His work has been published in several top journals and has earned multiple National Science Foundation Awards. He also coauthored (with Austan Goolsbee and Steve Levitt) an intermediate-level text, Microeconomics

He earned two bachelor's degrees in 1996 from the University of North Dakota, in economics and in mechanical engineering. He earned his PhD in economics in 2001 from the University of Maryland. Syverson joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2008.