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

Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Fernando Alvarez

Saieh Family Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven J. Davis

William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Mikhail Golosov

The Homer J. Livingston Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Veronica Guerrieri

Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth; Co-Director of BFI Macroeconomic Research Initiative
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 / 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

Greg Kaplan

Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Co-Director of BFI Macroeconomic Research Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Anil Kashyap

Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Rohan Kekre

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

Simon Mongey

Assistant Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Shimer

The Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the College, Department Chairman, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Nancy Stokey

The Frederick Henry Prince Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Harald Uhlig

Bruce Allen and Barbara Ritzenthaler Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Joseph S. Vavra

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

Thomas Winberry

Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business

Associated Working Papers

BFI Working Paper Jun 28, 2021

Task Based Discrimination

Erik Hurst, Yona Rubinstein, Kazuatsu Shimizu
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Sep 2, 2020

The Great Lockdown and the Big Stimulus: Tracing the Pandemic Possibility Frontier for the US

Greg Kaplan, Benjamin Moll, Giovanni L. Violante
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Apr 6, 2020

Macroeconomic Implications of COVID-19: Can Negative Supply Shocks Cause Demand Shortages?

Veronica Guerrieri, Guido Lorenzoni, Ludwig Straub, Iván Werning
Topics:  COVID-19, Fiscal Studies

Associated News

Media Mention Jun 28, 2021

Black Workers Stopped Making Progress on Pay. Is It Racism?

New York Times; Erik Hurst
Topics:  Employment & Wages
Media Mention Feb 20, 2020

Trump Administration Sees No Threat to Economy From Monopolies

New York Times; Greg Kaplan
Topics:  Industrial Organization, Employment & Wages
Media Mention Feb 11, 2020

College Major Related to Gender Wage Gap

Inside Higher Ed; Dan Black, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Employment & Wages