Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.


To encourage the exchange of new ideas and fresh perspectives, the Institute hosts a robust schedule of conferences, workshops, and lectures featuring leading scholars. Other events expose students to a wide range of economic expertise. Discussions designed for broader public audiences apply this expertise to topical social and policy issues.

Special Events

Oct 30, 2017 Cocktails and Conversation: Roundtable Discussion with Austan Goolsbee and Edward Lazear
Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.