Faculty Director

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, Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow, George G. Rinder Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth
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 /

Wenxin Du

Professor of Finance, Columbia Business School
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 Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Deputy Director of BFI Development Economics Center
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Anders Humlum

Assistant Professor, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Erik Hurst

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

Rohan Kekre

Associate 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

On Leave as Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business and as Co-Director of BFI's International Economics and Economic Geography Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Carolin Pflueger

Associate 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

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

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Mar 13, 2024

Banks in Space

Ezra Oberfield, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Nicholas Trachter, Derek Wenning
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Feb 28, 2024

Climate Change Economics over Time and Space

Klaus Desmet, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
Topics:  Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Feb 22, 2024

Optimal Urban Transportation Policy: Evidence from Chicago

Milena Almagro, Felipe Barbieri, Juan Camilo Castillo, Nathaniel Hickok, Tobias Salz
Topics:  Industrial Organization

Associated Insights

Associated News

BFI News Jan 27, 2022

BFI Awards Six New Grants for the Study of International Economics and Economic Geography

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