Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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

Microeconomics

Price Theory Summer Camp 2017

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During this intensive summer program, students hear lectures from UChicago price theory faculty and experience a series of “Chicago-style” seminars where speakers present their research in progress. Participants also work on problem sets in workshops and have opportunities to discuss their own work with some of the world's leading economists. Participating faculty include UChicago economists Kevin Murphy, Steven Levitt, and John List, as well as Jesse Shapiro of Brown University

This program is for admitted students only. Walk-in participation is not permitted.

The Behavioral Shift: What Behavioral Economics Means for Traditional Analyses

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Behavioral economics is a field that applies insights from psychology to problems in economics. The field has been applied extensively to problems in public policy, helping scholars and policymakers understand how to design economic systems in the presence of behavioral biases. Behavioral economics has also captured popular imagination via the popular writing of behavioral economists and enterprising reporters alike. 
 

Price Theory Summer Camp 2016

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During this intensive one-week program, students hear lectures from UChicago price theory faculty and experience a series of “Chicago-style” seminars where faculty present their research in progress. Participants also work on problem sets in workshops and have opportunities to discuss their own work with some of the world's leading economists.

The program is geared toward PhD students in economics who have completed their third or fourth year of study, but applications are accepted from doctoral candidates of all levels.