BFI NewsDec 13, 2023

Macro Finance Research Program (MFR) 2024 Summer Session for Young Scholars

Application Process Open Now

The Macro Finance Research Program (MFR), under the auspices of The Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at The University of Chicago, will be organizing a summer session for PhD students looking to write a dissertation at the interplay of macroeconomics and finance.

The MFR Summer Session will be a 4-day program held on August 5-8, 2024, hosted at The University of Chicago. Local housing accommodations and travel costs will be covered by MFR for the duration of the summer session for selected participants.

The MFR Program is led by Professor Lars Peter Hansen, The David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics, and The Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago, who is also the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics. Throughout the four days of this summer session, faculty from The University of Chicago will survey and discuss recent research on a variety of topics in the macro-finance field.

We anticipate providing the opportunity for advanced students to present their current research during structured poster sessions.

The 2024 MFR Summer Session for Young Scholars is generously funded by Edward R. Allen, AM ’85, PhD ’92.

If you have any questions, please direct them to

Application Requirements for PhD Students

  • Two recommendations, at least one from the student applicant’s dissertation advisor (sent directly from the faculty to the MFR Program)
  • Short Statement of Interest (minimum length: one paragraph, double spaced, 12-point font, maximum length: one page, double spaced, 12-point font)
  • CV/Resume

Application materials must be submitted by March 1, 2024 to the link below.

Please note 1st- and 2nd-year students are currently ineligible to apply. The 2024 MFR Summer Session for Young Scholars application process will open on January 3, 2024 with a deadline of March 1, 2024. Decisions on accepted young scholars will be made by mid-April, 2024.

Apply Here