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July
1
2020
Past Event 11:30 am CDT Virtual Seminar

Lunch and Learn Discussion Series: The Employment and Wage Effects of the Pandemic Recession

Read Unedited Transcript · Download Slides Using data from ADP, one of the world’s largest human resources management companies, Booth Professor Erik Hurst and his co-authors measure changes in...
Topics:  COVID-19
June
25
2020
Past Event 7:30 am CDT Virtual Seminar

Superpower Showdown: Discussion of New Book by Bob Davis and Lingling Wei

Read Unedited Transcript US-Chinese relations have been strained as the world’s two largest economies have engaged in trade conflict – escalating with the imposition of tariffs under the Trump...
June
25-26
2020
Past Event All Day Virtual Conferencing Information to Come

Expectations in Macroeconomic and Financial Models

uThere has been a recent surge in research that explores how expectations and uncertainty impact financial markets and the macroeconomy. This virtual conference will explore some of the latest research...
Organizers / Guests
  • Monika Piazzesi
  • Michael Woodford
  • Lars Peter Hansen
June
10
2020
Past Event 11:30 am CDT Virtual Seminar

Lunch and Learn Discussion Series: The Economic Policy Response to COVID-19

The economic impact of COVID-19 has been tremendous. In the United States, the unemployment rate measured 13.3% in May, with 42 million initial unemployment claims since early March. The...
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
May
15-16
2020
Past Event All Day University of Chicago

Canceled – Health Economics Initiative Annual Conference

EVENT CANCELED As the global health situation involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the Becker Friedman Institute, with guidance from the University of Chicago’s Office of the Provost,...
Organizers / Guests
  • Katherine Baicker
  • Neale Mahoney
  • Joshua Gottlieb
April
3
2020
Past Event 9:00 am CDT University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 021

The Economics of the Opioid Epidemic

CONFERENCE TO BE HELD VIA ZOOM Due to the recent precautions made by the University of Chicago, the Economics of the Opioid Epidemic conference will take place as scheduled...
March
27-29
2020
Past Event All Day Gleacher Center

Canceled – 6th Annual Conference on Network Science and Economics

EVENT CANCELED As the global health situation involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the Becker Friedman Institute, with guidance from the University of Chicago’s Office of the Provost,...
Organizers / Guests
  • Ozan Candogan
  • Arun Chandrasekhar
  • Ben Golub
  • Matt Jackson
  • Sudipta Sarangi
March
24
2020
Past Event 5:30 pm CDT Union League Club of Chicago

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

EVENT CANCELED As the global health situation involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, the Becker Friedman Institute, with guidance from the University of Chicago’s Office of the Provost, has decided that...
February
28
2020
Past 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
28
2020
Past 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