The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) is pleased to announce the award of three new grants supporting research by University of Chicago faculty and students on international economics. These grants will help promote ground-breaking research through the BFI International Economic Initiative, led Brent Neiman, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business. The Initiative brings together prominent UChicago faculty whose research informs these crucial topics and facilitates application of leading academic frameworks to real-world policy analysis by organizing and disseminating common data platforms for analysis.

Grants are intended to support a number of research activities, including the purchase of new data sets and software, research assistants, and travel. When published, the insights gleaned from this research and data will have real-world impacts across a variety of topics and fields of study.

BFI is proud to announce the recipients of the research grants, listed below, along with the research the grant will be supporting.



2020 Awards

Research: Consumption Response to Local Economic Shocks and Subsidies
Ali Hortaçsu, The Ralph and Mary Otis Isham Professor in Economics, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Felix Tintelnot,
Assistant Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Bradley Setzler, Postdoctoral Scholar, Becker Friedman Institute

Research: Why do Firms Borrow in Foreign Currency? Evidence from a Field Experiment
Carolin Pflueger, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

Research: When Export Markets Vanish: Firm-level Responses to Politically-motivated Trade Wars
Luis Martinez,
Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy