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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.
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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...
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Scaling Innovation in the Developing World, Featuring the International Finance Corporation’s Makhtar Diop

If there was a silver lining in the pandemic, it was the role of innovation...
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Watch: The Economic Impacts of Deworming

Learn how a simple, low-cost public health program can generate extraordinarily high and sustained social and economic returns, and how new research is informing policy decisions affecting millions of lives.
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Watch: What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books

Children learn many things from the books they read, and some of the most important...
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education
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Watch: Gang Rule – An Experiment in Countering Criminal Governance

Can intensifying municipal and community governance displace gang rule? Urban criminal groups rule tens to...