Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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

Preparing Tomorrow’s Innovative Economists

Programs for Students and Early-Career Scholars

For Postdoctoral Students

Our postdoctoral Research Fellows Program allows new or recent doctoral graduates to spend a year or two immersed in their research before taking a faculty position. They emerge as superbly trained, productive, and innovative economists.

Other opportunities may be available for early-career researchers to spend time at the institute working in collaboration with UChicago faculty.

For Graduate Students

Summer research programs offer doctoral students in economics across the country opportunities to sharpen their skills, deepen their knowledge, and experience the unique Chicago-style approach to economics.

Lecture series allow UChicago graduate students access to a broader range of expertise and fresh viewpoints

For Undergraduates

Programs offered especially for students in the College of the University of Chicago give them exposure to world-class economic research and access to top scholars.

For more information about upcoming student events, see our calendar of events, join our mailing list, or contact us.