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February
21
2020
Upcoming Event 12:30 pm CST University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 021

Development Lunch Seminar – Winter 2020

The Development Lunch Seminars are operated with support from the Becker Friedman Institute and The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and is a collaboration between University of Chicago...
February
27
2020
Upcoming Event 5:30 pm EST International Monetary Fund HQ2, Conference Hall 2

The Industrial Revolution in Services: Is Big Business Driving Economic Growth?

Join the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI), the Chicago Economics Society (CES), and the Washington DC Chicago Booth Alumni Club for a conversation with Chicago Booth’s Chang-Tai Hsieh,...
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Industrial Organization
February
28
2020
Upcoming Event 12:00 pm CST University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Charles M. Harper Center, Room C25

Becker Brown Bag: The End of the American Dream? Inequality and Segregation in US Cities

Featuring Veronica Guerrieri, Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Macroeconomic Research Initiative
March
24
2020
Upcoming Event 5:30 pm CDT Union League Club of Chicago

Acting in the Face of Uncertainty: A Conversation with Former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King

Most economic evidence involves some level of uncertainty. Some uncertainties are resolvable but in the case of radical uncertainty, historical data provide no useful guidance to future outcomes and...
March
27-29
2020
Upcoming Event All Day Gleacher Center

6th Annual Conference on Network Science and Economics

About Program Tutorial Lodging Past Conferences This year’s conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation with additional support from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and...
Organizers / Guests
  • Ozan Candogan
  • Arun Chandrasekhar
  • Ben Golub
  • Matt Jackson
  • Sudipta Sarangi
March
30
2020
Upcoming Event 3:30 pm CDT University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 146

Becker Applied Economics Workshop – Spring 2020

This workshop focuses on the application of core economic tools to address questions that are of interest to researchers and policymakers alike. It meets weekly on Mondays from 3:30...
Organizers / Guests
  • Leonardo Bursztyn
  • Pietro Tebaldi
  • Michael Greenstone
  • Magne Mogstad
  • Kevin Murphy
  • Robert Topel
April
3
2020
Upcoming Event 9:00 am CDT University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 021

The Economics of the Opioid Epidemic

U.S. life expectancy, which is one of the most important indicators of health, fell in both 2015 and 2016.  A single year drop had not happened in 20 years,...
April
17
2020
Upcoming Event 9:00 am CDT University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 021

Expectations in Macroeconomic and Financial Models

There has been a recent surge in research that explores how expectations and uncertainty impact financial markets and the macroeconomy. This conference will explore some of the latest research on...
Organizers / Guests
  • Monika Piazzesi
  • Michael Woodford
  • Lars Peter Hansen
May
8-9
2020
Upcoming Event All Day University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 021

Conference on Financial Regulation

The Macro Finance Research (MFR) will host the Conference on Financial Regulation at the University of Chicago on May 8-9, 2020. After the financial crisis, there was a reexamination...
Organizers / Guests
  • Douglas Diamond
  • Amit Seru
May
15-16
2020
Upcoming Event All Day University of Chicago

Health Economics Initiative Annual Conference

The Becker Friedman Institute Health Economics Initiative’s annual conference will include a “rising stars” session featuring top health economics research from the 2019-2020 job market, along with sessions featuring...
Organizers / Guests
  • Katherine Baicker
  • Neale Mahoney
  • Joshua Gottlieb