Faculty Directors

Governments around the globe allocate trillions of dollars each year to enhance public welfare, stimulate economic growth, and address societal challenges. From building critical infrastructure to funding healthcare, education, and social welfare programs, these policies have significant effects on the economy and the lives of citizens. The Public Economics initiative will support the research of UChicago scholars who study the impacts of government policies. Initiative scholars will focus on areas including taxation, social insurance, inequality, and housing.

Associated Scholars

Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Milena Almagro

Assistant Professor of Economics, Liew Family Junior Faculty Fellow, George G. Rinder Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Zarek Brot-Goldberg

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Manasi Deshpande

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

Peter Ganong

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jacob Goldin

Richard M. Lipton Professor of Tax Law, The Law School
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

Joshua Gottlieb

Professor, Harris Public Policy; Co-Director of BFI Health Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jeffrey Grogger

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Anders Humlum

Assistant Professor, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Damon Jones

Associate Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Rohan Kekre

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

Dmitri Koustas

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Anup Malani

Lee and Brena Freeman Professor of Law, The Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Bruce Meyer

McCormick Foundation Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Pascal Noel

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

Matthew J. Notowidigdo

David McDaniel Keller Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Health Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Christina Patterson

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

Evan K. Rose

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Maggie Shi

Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Lesley Turner

Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Joseph S. Vavra

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

David A. Weisbach

Walter J. Blum Professor of Law, Senior Fellow, the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Constantine Yannelis

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

Eric Zwick

Associate Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business

Associated Working Papers

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