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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
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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
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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
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Women in Economics: Progress and Challenges

According to the American Economic Association, only 14 percent of full economics professors in PhD-granting...
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Crony Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics, Featuring Chicago Booth’s Chang-Tai Hsieh

AUDIO The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI), the Chicago Economics Society (CES), and the...
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Friedman Forum: How Do Individuals Repay Their Debt?

Neale Mahoney
AUDIO When faced with debt across multiple credit cards, do people pay down their balances...
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Becker Brown Bag: Artificial Intelligence and the Modern Productivity Paradox

We live in an age of paradox. In a wide variety of industries, artificial intelligence...
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
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Harnessing the Power of Economics to Give Policymakers a Nudge: A Conversation with Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler

AUDIO · TRANSCRIPT Traditional economics assumes rational actors. In daily decision-making, however, we all make...