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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.

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Monday, June 26, 2017
Studying the Impact of Laws, Judges, and Lawyers
William H. J. Hubbard, Professor of Law, Law School
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Acquiring Data from the World Wide Web-Programming, Ethics, and Practice
Jörn Boehnke, Harvard University
Acquiring Data from the World Wide Web-Advanced Techniques
Jörn Boehnke, Harvard University
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Social Choice and Measurement in Political Science
Elizabeth Maggie Penn, University of Chicago
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Introduction to R and STATA, with Applications in Microeconomics
John Eric Humphries, University of Chicago
Advanced R, with Applications in Microeconomics
John Eric Humphries, University of Chicago
Friday, June 30, 2017
Why Do Incumbents Do So Well in Elections?
Anthony Fowler, Associate Professor, Harris Public Policy
Monday, July 3, 2017
Research on Firms, Trade, and Networks
Felix Tintelnot, Assistant Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The Decline in U.S. Employment
Erik Hurst, V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and the John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business; Deputy Director, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Basic Programming Skills for Economists: R and Matlab
Winnie van Dijk, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Advanced Data Analysis in R
Winnie van Dijk, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Friday, July 7, 2017
Magne Mostad
Magne Mogstad, The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets