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Insights / Podcast episodeSep 26, 2022

We’re Back with More of The Pie

Tess Vigeland
Last season, we were at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, affecting every aspect of...
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EDE Highlights Video

The University of Chicago’s Expanding Diversity in Economics (EDE) Summer Institute was launched in 2021 by the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics to identify and support talented undergraduate students from a broad range of backgrounds interested in the study of economics. Our goal is to diversify the pool of students majoring in economics and to inspire them to graduate study or a career drawing on this important skill set. This video highlights the importance of diversity in economics and recaps the first two cohorts of the program.
Insights / Research BriefAug 16, 2022

The Real State: Inside the Congo’s Traffic Police Agency

Economists typically presuppose that the absence of state capacities to raise official revenue to finance public service is a key factor in the persistence of so-called weak states. However, so-called “weak states” often have a strong “real” capacity to raise revenue and organize public service—albeit not along official lines.
Topics:  Development Economics
Insights / Research BriefJul 13, 2022

Intangible Marketing Capital

Many consumers would not be surprised to learn that US corporations spend significant resources on marketing, including advertising, branding, promoting, selling, and trademarking. The evidence abounds from ads alone, including those on buses and billboards, radio and television, social media and websites, product placement in movies and TV shows, among many other manifestations.
Insights / Research BriefMay 10, 2022

Does Entry Remedy Collusion? Evidence From the Generic Prescription Drug Cartel

In April 2013, Teva Pharmaceuticals, a large generic drug manufacturer, hired a marketing executive with strong connections throughout the industry with the goal of exploring opportunities to increase profits. Or, in that marketing executive’s own words, to enact “price increase implementation.”
Topics:  Health care, Industrial Organization
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Innovations in Market Design

In the twenty years since UChicago’s Rachel Glennerster and Michael Kremer proposed Advanced Market Commitments...
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Policy Innovation through Experimentation (for Development): Drawing on Lessons from Public Policy in China and the Chilean Government

This event featured two case studies on policy innovation through experimentation (for development). David Yang,...
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Innovation, Experimentation, and Economics: Keynote Address by Michael Kremer

In this lecture, Nobel laureate Michael Kremer, University Professor at the University of Chicago, discussed...