BFI 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 from around the globe 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 Chicago Research Fellows program offers promising economists who are early in their careers or 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.