BFI News Nov 21, 2016

Price Theory Fellow Spotlight: Will Rafey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Will Rafey is a PhD candidate in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. His research foci include market design and structural industrial organization. He is particularly...
BFI News Oct 17, 2016

Price Theory Fellow Spotlight: Thomas Krussig, University of California, Berkeley

Thomas Krussig is a third year PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include industrial organization and finance, and he...
BFI News Oct 3, 2016

Price Theory Fellow Spotlight: Sam Norris, Northwestern University

Sam Norris is a candidate in the economics department at Northwestern University. His research focus is applied microeconomics, specifically crime, education, and development. With the goal of answering policy-relevant questions...
BFI News Jul 18, 2016

Student Spotlight: Agustín Indaco

I had very high expectations coming in, but day one has already exceeded what I was hoping for . . . The two speakers so far nicely complimented one another – they were two brilliant people coming from opposite perspectives. Kevin Murphy dove into the theoretical details of the algebra, while Steve Levitt focused on intuitiveness and what lies behind the decisions people make.
BFI News Jun 23, 2016

Student Spotlight: Amanda Chuan

“I sat in on Kevin Murphy’s lecture on elasticity, and it blew my mind. It was the most eye-opening, world-changing 15 minutes I had experienced in my undergraduate career.”
BFI News Apr 28, 2016

Immersion in the Chicago Price Theory Tradition via the Price Theory Scholars Program

As a Harvard graduate student, Jesse Shapiro had a unique opportunity to immerse himself in University of Chicago economic rigor and practice, working on his research with leading price...
BFI News Mar 1, 2016

Immersion in the Chicago Price Theory Tradition via the Price Theory Scholars Program

As a Harvard graduate student, Jesse Shapiro had a unique opportunity to immerse himself in University of Chicago economic rigor and practice, working on his research with leading price...
BFI News Aug 11, 2015

Looser Credit Leads to Little Stimulus

During the Great Recession of 2008, the federal government tried to stoke the sputtering economy by lowering the cost of borrowing for banks. One aim of the policy was...
BFI News Jan 30, 2015

To Quit, Force a Moment of Truth

Levitt argues that even a coin flip is better than waffling on big decisions