To support faculty and spur new, rigorous research, BFI recently awarded 10 University of Chicago economists data acquisition grants to acquire new data sets and promote ground-breaking research. When published, the insights gleaned from this research and data will have real-world impacts across a variety of topics and fields of study.
These awards mark the third round of grants BFI has awarded to scholars. The previous round of grants, awarded in February of 2018, awarded seven scholars grants for data that supported research on topics ranging from consumer protection law, sales tax, economic and physical health in rural America, and much more.
BFI is proud to announce the recipients of the newest data acquisition grants, listed below, along with data source and the research the new data will be supporting.
Fall 2018 Data Acquisition Grant Awardees:
Data source: Clarivate Analytics
Research: The Production of Innovation at the Micro Inventor and Team Level
Data source: Vietnamese General Statistics Office
Research: Energy and Economic Growth – Evidence from Vietnam
Data source: State, district, and school-level data sets
Research: Rising High School Graduation Rates
Winnie van Dijk (Student Award)
Data Source: Statistics Netherlands
Research: The Role of Housing Assistance in Economic Outcomes for Families
Yuvraj Pathak (Student Award)
Data Source: Software firm services for data extraction; National Rural Drinking Water Mission/Program (NRDWM)
Research: Indian Groundwater Contamination Microdata
Krisztina Orban (Student Award)
Data Source: Central Statistical Office of Hungary
Research: The Inception of Capitalism through the Lens of Firms
Lancelot Henry de Frahan (Student Award)
Data Source: InfoGroup
Research: Intergenerational Mobility of Consumption and Political Participation