video Apr 25, 2019

Labor, Jobs, and the Modern Economy: A Conversation with Chicago Booth Professor Erik Hurst

The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI), the Chicago Economics Society (CES), and the Booth...
Topics:  Employment & Wages
Chart Apr 22, 2019

Renewable Portfolio Standards Passage by State

States that have adopted any RPS policy are colored according to the year in which...
Topics:  Energy & Environment
video Apr 21, 2019

2019 Undergraduate Spring Panel: Urbanization and the Growth of Mega-Cities

The rise of “mega-cities” present both unprecedented opportunities and unprecedented challenges. Much work on urbanization...
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
Research Brief Apr 21, 2019

Production, Relocation, and Price Effects of US Trade Policy: The Case of Washing Machines

Hopefully you didn’t wait too long. Following the late-2017 announcement of tariffs on all washers...
Topics:  Industrial Organization
Chart Apr 18, 2019

US Washing Machine Imports and Korean Washing Machine Part Exports by Country

The manufacture and trade of washing machines and parts offers a clear example of the...
Topics:  Industrial Organization, Tax & Budget
video Apr 15, 2019

Conference Spotlight: Gender and the Labor Market

On March 8 and 9, 2019, BFI’s Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets...
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
video Mar 29, 2019

Women in Economics: Progress and Challenges

According to the American Economic Association, only 14 percent of full economics professors in PhD-granting...
Research Brief Mar 16, 2019

Aggregate Nominal Wage Adjustments: New Evidence from Administrative Payroll Data

John Grigsby, Erik Hurst, Ahu Yildirmaz
However, in the US economy over the past 10 years or so, as labor markets...