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The Price Theory Summer Camp was created to introduce PhD students from outside the University of Chicago to price theory, which emphasizes the application of basic economic tools to problems.

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.

For students selected to participate through a highly competitive process, funding is provided to cover travel, accommodations, and meals.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email bfi-events@uchicago.edu. For more information about this research initiative, visit the Price Theory Initiative website.

Generous support for this program has been provided by MarrGwen and Stuart Townsend.

Agenda

Sunday, July 7, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Check-in and Registration
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Social Activities
Monday, July 8, 2019
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Mandatory Safety Announcement
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Lecture
Kevin Murphy, The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Lecture
Eddie Lazear, Professor of Economics, Stanford University School of Business
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture
Eddie Lazear, Professor of Economics, Stanford University School of Business
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Social Activities
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Lecture
Kevin Murphy, The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Lecture
Steve Levitt, The William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture
Jesse Shapiro, George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics, Brown University
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Social Activities
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Lecture
Jesse Shapiro, George S. and Nancy B. Parker Professor of Economics, Brown University
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Lecture
Kevin Murphy, The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Lecture
Steve Levitt, The William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Evening Social Activities
Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:00 am - 10:20 am
Lecture
Steve Levitt, The William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
10:20 am - 10:30 am
Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lecture
Kevin Murphy, The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch