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This program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to learn about diverse research topics and methods from some of the University’s top economists, while developing their own research and data analysis skills. The annual program is presented by the Department of Economics’ Undergraduate Program and the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. Open to college students working on campus as summer research assistants in the University of Chicago Department of Economics, Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy, or Law School, REU is designed to be compatible with the work schedule of a campus research assistant.

Agenda

Monday, June 20, 2016
Networks and Monetary Policy
Michael Weber, Assistant Professor of Finance and Cohen and Keenoy Faculty Scholar, Booth School of Business
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Working Group: Acquiring Data from the World Wide Web—Programming, Ethics, and Practice
Jörn Boehnke, Harvard University
Working Group: Acquiring Data from the World Wide Web—Advanced Techniques
Jörn Boehnke, Harvard University
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Household Debt and Business Cycles Worldwide
Amir Sufi, Bruce Lindsay Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Booth School of Business
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Working Group: Basic Research Skills for STATA
John Eric Humphries, University of Chicago
Working Group: Basic Research Skills for R/Matlab
Winnie van Dijk, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Friday, June 24, 2016
“Why are Stocks Risky? Understanding the Links Between Financial Markets and the Real Economy”
Larry Schmidt, University of Chicago
Monday, June 27, 2016
Income Inequality, Human Capital and Growth
Kevin Murphy, The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Working Group: R with Applications in Microeconomics, Beginner
John Eric Humphries, University of Chicago
Working Group: R with Applications in Microeconomics, Advanced
John Eric Humphries, University of Chicago
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Empirical Research on Social Safety Net Programs
Manasi Deshpande, Assistant Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Basic Research Skills using Business & Economics Library Resources
Jeffry Archer, University of Chicago
Greg Fleming, University of Chicago
Emily Treptow, University of Chicago
Friday, July 1, 2016
Information and Strategy in Economic Models
Benjamin Brooks, Assistant Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics