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June
11
2021
Past Event 12:30 pm CDT Virtual Event

Development Lunch Seminar

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...
June
16
2021
Past Event 9:00 pm CDT Virtual Event

Capital Market Development: China and Asia Seminar Series — FinTech Adoption and Household Risk-Taking

COLLABORATING ORGANIZERS Focusing on China’s rapid increase in FinTech penetration, the authors examine how FinTech can help lower investment barriers and move households toward optimal risk-taking. Using a unique...
Topics:  Financial Markets
June
22
2021
Past Event 10:00 am CDT Virtual Event

Transportation Infrastructure in Medellín: Importing Opportunity or Exporting Crime?

Watch Video in English Watch Video in Spanish Neighborhoods are some of the strongest determinants of both economic opportunity and criminal activity. Does improving connectedness between segregated and unequal...
June
30
2021
Past Event 9:00 pm CDT Virtual Event

Capital Market Development: China and Asia Seminar Series — Digital Payments and Consumption: Evidence from the 2016 Demonetization in India

COLLABORATING ORGANIZERS   The increasing digitization of the global economy is changing how products and services are produced, distributed, and sold all around the world. Digital payment instruments such...
July
14
2021
Past Event 9:00 pm CDT Virtual Event

Capital Market Development: China and Asia Seminar Series — Hidden Non-Performing Loans In China

COLLABORATING ORGANIZERS   Asset management companies (AMCs) have been widely used around the world for more than two decades to remove non-performing loans (NPLs) from troubled banks and resolve...
July
28
2021
Past Event 9:00 pm CDT Virtual Event

Capital Market Development: China and Asia Seminar Series — Determinants of Repo Haircut: Counter-Party Risk and Collateral Risk

COLLABORATING ORGANIZERS Repo market is an important source of wholesale funding for the financial institutions. Ever since Great Financial Crisis, repo haircut has been seen as a crucial barometer...
August
13-14
2021
Past Event All Day Chicago, IL/Virtual

Economic Theory Conference VI

The Becker Friedman Institute’s annual conference on economic theory will bring together leading researchers from across the world to discuss recent advances in theoretical microeconomics. Topics will include decision...
Organizers / Guests
  • Benjamin Brooks
  • Daniel Rappoport
August
25
2021
Past Event 9:00 pm CDT Virtual Seminar

Capital Market Development: China and Asia Seminar Series — Special Deals from Special Investors: The Rise of State-Connected Private Owners in China

COLLABORATING ORGANIZERS   Join University of Chicago’s Chang-Tai Hsieh for a discussion on state-connected private owners in China. In new research, Hsieh and co-authors use administrative registration data on...
September
15
2021
Past Event 9:00 pm CDT Virtual Event

Capital Market Development: China and Asia Seminar Series — Data vs. Collateral

COLLABORATING ORGANIZERS   The use of massive amounts of data by large technology firms (big techs) to assess firms’ creditworthiness could reduce the need for collateral in solving asymmetric...
September
15
2021
Past Event 9:00 pm CDT Virtual Event

China Biweekly Seminar on Public Economics — Fear, Lockdown, and Diversion: Comparing Drivers of Pandemic Economic Decline

The Tsinghua University – University of Chicago Joint Research Center for Economics and Finance, in collaboration with the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics in China (BFI-China), the National Institute...