Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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


The institute is an intellectual destination for the world's best scholars in economics and related fields. We bring researchers together across disciplines and departments to share perspectives that spark new ideas and collaborations.

We're proud to host a select group of elite researchers as Distinguished Research Fellows. Appointed for three-year periods, they play leadership roles in our activities and contribute in many ways over their return visits.

We invite innovative researchers of all areas and ages to the institute as Visiting Scholars. They can pursue their own work while participating in workshops, lectures, or conferences. They bring fresh ideas and expertise to the UChicago economics community.

Our prestigious Research Fellows program offers promising economists who have just completed their PhDs rare opportunities to spend a year or two broadening their research interests and deepening their skills before taking on a faculty position.

We also offer other flexible opportunities for visiting graduate students (including Price Theory Scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and associated scholars  to expand their research interests and experience in the uniquely vibrant Chicago economics community under the auspices of the institute.

Current and Upcoming Visiting Scholars

March–April 2017

3/27 - 4/7
Harvard University
3/29 - 4/7
Columbia Business School, Columbia University

April 2017

Yale University
New York University
Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
University of Minnesota
Texas A&M University
Stanford University
Distinguished Research Fellow
University of California, Los Angeles

May 2017

Rochester University
Boston University
Harvard University
MIT Sloan School of Management
Stanford University
Visiting Scholar
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Distinguished Research Fellow