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February
20
2020
Past Event 5:30 pm CST University of Chicago Quadrangle Club, Main Dining Room

Will the Coronavirus Derail the Global Economy?

Unedited Transcript • Photo Gallery Event Recap Exploring the Cost of Quarantine Becker Friedman Institute hosts expert panel to assess the economic and public health impacts of the coronavirus outbreak In...
January
10
2020
Past Event 12:00 pm CST University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 021

Friedman Forum — Gangs of Medellín: How Organized Crime is Organized

Featuring Chris Blattman, Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy, and Co-Director of BFI's Development Economics Initiative
December
12
2019
Past Event 4:30 pm CST Tsinghua University, Weilun Building Auditorium

Policy Panel: Challenges in Finance and the Macroeconomy in China

On December 12-13, the University of Chicago's Macro Finance Research Program and Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management held a two-day academic conference on The Macroeconomy and Finance in China. The conference explored the interplay between finance and macroeconomics in China.
December
12-13
2019
Past Event 9:00 am CST Tsinghua University, Shunde Building Room 418

The Macroeconomy and Finance in China Conference

The Macroeconomy and Finance in China Conference brought together elite scholars to explore the extent of our current understanding and the challenges for future research related to Chinese financial markets and their applications more broadly.
December
2
2019
Past Event 3:30 pm CST University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 146

Becker Applied Economics Workshop – Fall 2019

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
November
22-23
2019
Past Event All Day University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 021

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains Conference

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Organizers / Guests
  • Eric Budish
  • Zhiguo He
  • Jacob Leshno
  • Harald Uhlig
November
22-23
2019
Past Event All Day Gleacher Center

International Macro Finance Conference

Organizers / Guests
  • Tarek Hassan
  • Loukas Karabarbounis
  • Matteo Maggiori
  • Brent Neiman
November
19
2019
Past Event 5:00 pm CST University of Chicago Lab School, Gordon Parks Arts Hall

Can Economics Save the World?

Audio · Unedited Transcript · Banerjee Presentation Event Recap Why Nobody Trusts Economists 2019 Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee joins UChicago economists and Obama Foundation president to discuss bridging gulf between economics...
November
15-16
2019
Past Event All Day University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 021

Optimization-Conscious Econometrics Conference

Astonishing recent progress in numerical optimization presents many opportunities and challenges for modern data analysis and scientific inference.  Econometrics and statistics offer a valuable angle from which to study...
Organizers / Guests
  • Roger Koenker
  • Rahul Mazumder
  • Guillaume Pouliot
November
8
2019
Past Event 3:30 pm CST Swift Hall, 3rd floor Lecture Hall, (1025 E 58th St, Chicago, IL 60637)

University of Chicago Policy Forum – The Pension Crisis: State and Local Pension Challenges

Participants: Edward Glaeser (Harvard University), Byron Lutz (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System), Carol Portman (Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois), Joshua Rauh (Stanford University), and C. Eugene Steuerle (Urban Institute)...
Organizers / Guests
  • Lars Peter Hansen
  • James Heckman