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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

The Becker Friedman Institute and the Macro Finance Research Program at the University of Chicago will hosted the “Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains” conference on November 22-23, 2019. Topics included the...
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?

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 and...
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
November
1
2019
Past Event 12:00 pm CDT University of Chicago, Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm 021

Friedman Forum: Gender and Human Capital Investments in Developing Countries

Featuring Alessandra Voena, Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
October
28
2019
Past Event 10:00 am CDT Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall

A Conversation with US Senator Lisa Murkowski

In an era of divided government, there has been concern over Congress’s ability to reach compromise and pass legislation. With Democrats in the majority in the House of Representatives...
Topics:  Energy & Environment
October
26
2019
Past Event 8:00 am CDT Gleacher Center

North-South Chicago Theory Conference

This conference will bring together economic theorists from Northwestern University and University of Chicago. The goal is to foster collaboration between the two theory communities. We hope to make...
Organizers / Guests
  • Piotr Dworczak
  • Doron Ravid
October
25
2019
Past Event 12:30 pm CDT University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Keller Center

Development Lunch Seminar – Fall 2019

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...