Description

Cross-border flows of goods and cross-border holdings of stocks and bonds have grown rapidly in recent decades. Nearly all major companies import some of their intermediate inputs from foreign suppliers and obtain some of their capital funding from foreign investors. In today’s interconnected world, events that start in one country can quickly impact economies all across the globe.

These links are not only increasingly relevant across countries, but also across the regions and neighborhoods within them. Trade policy, for example, has unequal effects across states and cities with different sectoral specialization. Top companies have expanded geographically to offer their products in a larger set of local markets, and we have seen increasing polarization of skills across cities as educated agents migrate to large urban areas. A selected group of urban hubs increasingly concentrates cognitive occupations and innovation.

The International Economics and Economic Geography Initiative brings together prominent UChicago faculty whose research informs these crucial topics and facilitates application of leading academic frameworks to real-world policy analysis.

Initiative Events

 

International Macro Finance ConferenceSeminar Series: Trade and Spatial Afternoons

Associated Scholars

Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Rodrigo Adão

Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Milena Almagro

Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Adam Chilton

Assistant Professor of Law, Walter Mander Research Scholar, The Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jonathan Dingel

Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Wenxin Du

Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Richard Hornbeck

V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Development Economics Initiative
Scholars / Saieh Family Fellows

Anders Humlum

Saieh Family Fellow in Economics, Becker Friedman Institute
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Erik Hurst

Frank P. and Marianne R. Diassi Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth; Deputy Director, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Rohan Kekre

Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Ralph Koijen

AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Brent Neiman

Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and William Ladany Faculty Scholar, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI's International Economics and Economic Geography Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Carolin Pflueger

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Co-Director of BFI's International Economics and Economic Geography Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Felix Tintelnot

Assistant Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Nov 2, 2021

The Economic Geography of Global Warming

José-Luis Cruz, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
Topics:  Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Jun 18, 2021

The Macroeconomics of the Greek Depression

Rohan Kekre, Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Loukas Karabarbounis
Topics:  Tax & Budget
BFI Working Paper Jan 11, 2021

Spatial Economics for Granular Settings

Jonathan Dingel, Felix Tintelnot
Topics:  Uncategorized

Associated News

BFI News Nov 10, 2021

BFI Announces Expanded International Economics and Economic Geography Research Initiative

Initiative to support research on the economic links between countries, regions, and urban neighborhoods
Media Mention Feb 12, 2021

Washing machines reveal how trade and competition are linked

The Economist; Ali Hortaçsu, Felix Tintelnot
BFI News May 12, 2020

BFI Awards Three New Grants for the Study of International Economics

The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) is pleased to announce the award of three new grants supporting research by University of Chicago faculty and students on international economics....