Faculty Directors

Description

The primary goal of BFI’s Macroeconomics Research Initiative is to support research in the area of macroeconomics within the Chicago economics community, with an emphasis on junior faculty. Macroeconomics is a broad field including, but not limited to, monetary and fiscal policy, income distribution, labor markets and employment, inequality, and long-run growth. We particularly support and encourage research that studies the implications of microeconomic heterogeneity for the macroeconomy, from the point of view of both firms and households, and research that incorporates insights from other subfields and disciplines to better improve our understanding of the aggregate economy.

Associated Scholars

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Oct 3, 2019

A Cross-Cohort Analysis of Human Capital Specialization and the College Gender Wage Gap

Carolyn Sloane, Erik Hurst, Dan Black
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Aug 12, 2019

The End of the American Dream? Inequality and Segregation in US Cities

Veronica Guerrieri, Alessandra Fogli
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Aug 12, 2019

Income Growth and the Distributional Effects of Urban Spatial Sorting

Erik Hurst, Victor Couture, Cecile Gaubert, Jessie Handbury
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty

Associated News

Media Mention Oct 31, 2019

Does Where You Live Really Matter?

UChicago News; Veronica Guerrieri, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
Media Mention Oct 4, 2019

Women are Slowly Pursuing More High-Paying Degrees, but the Pay Gap Remains, Says New Research

CNBC Make It; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
Media Mention Oct 4, 2019

Women Slowly Shifting to Higher-Paying College Majors

Wall Street Journal; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training