Peter G. Peterson Foundation Pandemic Response Policy Research Fund

A generous grant of $1 million from the nonpartisan Peter G. Peterson Foundation to the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago (BFI) will support new research by faculty on the economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and actionable policy solutions for lawmakers to consider going forward.

The UChicago funding is part of the Peterson Foundation’s support for new research to provide a deeper understanding of COVID-19’s impact on the U.S. economy through a wide range of channels, including, for example, topics in labor markets, education, supply chains, economic growth, the healthcare system, and the nation’s medium- and long-term fiscal outlook.

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  • About

    The goal of this Peter G. Peterson Foundation Pandemic Response Policy Research Fund is to support a wide range of research to help increase our understanding of the longer-term economic impacts of COVID-19 and to help policymakers design and implement rigorous, evidence-driven solutions for future crises in the United States.

    Selection criteria include overall quality of the research plan and ability to address selected topics, including those having:

    • Potential to increase knowledge, understanding, and development of actionable solutions to prepare for and address medium- and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 and future pandemics and crises in the United States.
    • Broad near-term policy relevance for the U.S. economy as well as the nation’s economic and fiscal outlook.
  • Funded Projects

    The call for proposals opened in April 2022 to economics researchers at UChicago, and recipients include scholars from the Booth School of Business, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics. Through a highly competitive process, 11 proposals involving 17 UChicago faculty were selected for funding.

    BFI is proud to announce the recipients of the research grants along with the research the grant will be supporting. Read more about all the funded projects here.


    Proposal: Unconditional Cash and Equitable Economic Recovery

    • Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business 

    Proposal: Household Inequality in a High-Pressure Economy

    • Peter Ganong, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
    • Pascal Noel, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
    • Christina Patterson, Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
    • Joseph Vavra, Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business

    Proposal: The Nature of Economic Recovery from the Pandemic: Services, Goods and Productivity

    • Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
    • Chad Syverson, George C. Tiao Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business

    Proposal: The COVID-19 Revolution in Healthcare Labor Markets

    • Joshua Gottlieb, Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Proposal: Remediating Inequalities in Young Children’s Human Capital Development after COVID-19

    • Ariel Kalil, Daniel Levin Professor, Harris School of Public Policy
    • Susan Mayer, Professor Emeritus, Harris School of Public Policy

    Proposal: Covid-19 Policies and Entrepreneurship: Transitory or Structural Changes?

    • Dmitri Koustas, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

     Proposal: Optimal Vaccine Dosing: General Principles and Modifications Under Supply Constraints in a Pandemic

    • Michael Kremer, University Professor in Economics, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy 

    Proposal: Economic Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Nationally Representative Consumption and Income Data

    • Bruce Meyer, McCormick Foundation Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Proposal: Value of COVID Vaccines

    • Casey Mulligan, Professor in Economics and the College, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
    • Tomas Philipson, Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Emeritus, Harris School of Public Policy

    Proposal: Legacies of Violence and Public Health: Evidence on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

    • Austin Wright, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Proposal: Fiscal Policy and Durable Goods Consumption

    • Eric Zwick, Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
  • Grant Recipients

    Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business

    Peter Ganong, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business

    Joshua Gottlieb, Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Ariel Kalil, Daniel Levin Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Dmitri Koustas, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Michael Kremer, University Professor in Economics, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy

    Susan Mayer, Professor Emeritus, Harris School of Public Policy

    Bruce Meyer, McCormick Foundation Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Casey Mulligan, Professor in Economics and the College, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics

    Pascal Noel, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business

    Christina Patterson, Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business

    Tomas Philipson, Professor Emeritus, Harris School of Public Policy

    Chad Syverson, George C. Tiao Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business

    Austin Wright, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

    Joseph Vavra, Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business

    Eric Zwick, Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business