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Rodrigo Adão

Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
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Anjali Adukia

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
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Marianne Bertrand

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven J. Davis

William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven Durlauf

Steans Professor in Educational Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Richard A. Epstein

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law, Senior Lecturer, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Ingvil Gaarder

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Yana Gallen

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Peter Ganong

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Michael Gibbs

Clinical Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jeffrey Grogger

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Veronica Guerrieri

Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth; Co-Director of BFI Macroeconomic Research Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

James Heckman

The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Development Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

William H. J. Hubbard

Professor of Law, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jessica S. Jeffers

Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Damon Jones

Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers (2021-2022); on Leave as Associate Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Elisabeth Kempf

Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Dmitri Koustas

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Lucas

The John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jens Ludwig

Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Policy; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Co-Director of the Education Lab
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Magne Mogstad

The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Simon Mongey

Assistant Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jack Mountjoy

Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Sendhil Mullainathan

Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Kevin Murphy

The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Matthew J. Notowidigdo

Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Health Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Christina Patterson

Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Canice Prendergast

W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Heather Sarsons

Neubauer Assistant Professor of Economics and Diane Swonk Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Shimer

The Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the College, Department Chairman, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert H. Topel

Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Alexander Torgovitsky

Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Eric Zwick

Associate Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business

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Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Rodrigo Adão

Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Anjali Adukia

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Marianne Bertrand

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven J. Davis

William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven Durlauf

Steans Professor in Educational Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Richard A. Epstein

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law, Senior Lecturer, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Ingvil Gaarder

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Yana Gallen

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Peter Ganong

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Michael Gibbs

Clinical Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jeffrey Grogger

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Veronica Guerrieri

Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth; Co-Director of BFI Macroeconomic Research Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

James Heckman

The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Development Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

William H. J. Hubbard

Professor of Law, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jessica S. Jeffers

Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Damon Jones

Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers (2021-2022); on Leave as Associate Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Elisabeth Kempf

Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Dmitri Koustas

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Lucas

The John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jens Ludwig

Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Policy; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Co-Director of the Education Lab
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Magne Mogstad

The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Simon Mongey

Assistant Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jack Mountjoy

Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Sendhil Mullainathan

Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Kevin Murphy

The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Matthew J. Notowidigdo

Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Health Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Christina Patterson

Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Canice Prendergast

W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Heather Sarsons

Neubauer Assistant Professor of Economics and Diane Swonk Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Shimer

The Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the College, Department Chairman, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert H. Topel

Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Alexander Torgovitsky

Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Eric Zwick

Associate Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Rodrigo Adão

Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Anjali Adukia

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Marianne Bertrand

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven J. Davis

William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven Durlauf

Steans Professor in Educational Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Richard A. Epstein

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law, Senior Lecturer, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Ingvil Gaarder

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Yana Gallen

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Peter Ganong

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Michael Gibbs

Clinical Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jeffrey Grogger

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Veronica Guerrieri

Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth; Co-Director of BFI Macroeconomic Research Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

James Heckman

The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Development Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

William H. J. Hubbard

Professor of Law, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jessica S. Jeffers

Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Damon Jones

Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers (2021-2022); on Leave as Associate Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Elisabeth Kempf

Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Dmitri Koustas

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Lucas

The John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jens Ludwig

Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Policy; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Co-Director of the Education Lab
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Magne Mogstad

The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Simon Mongey

Assistant Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jack Mountjoy

Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Sendhil Mullainathan

Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Kevin Murphy

The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Matthew J. Notowidigdo

Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Health Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Christina Patterson

Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Canice Prendergast

W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Heather Sarsons

Neubauer Assistant Professor of Economics and Diane Swonk Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Shimer

The Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the College, Department Chairman, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert H. Topel

Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Alexander Torgovitsky

Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Eric Zwick

Associate Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business

This list reflects Visiting Scholars from the 2019-20 academic year.

Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Rodrigo Adão

Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Anjali Adukia

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Marianne Bertrand

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven J. Davis

William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven Durlauf

Steans Professor in Educational Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Richard A. Epstein

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law, Senior Lecturer, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Ingvil Gaarder

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Yana Gallen

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Peter Ganong

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Michael Gibbs

Clinical Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jeffrey Grogger

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Veronica Guerrieri

Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth; Co-Director of BFI Macroeconomic Research Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

James Heckman

The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Development Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

William H. J. Hubbard

Professor of Law, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jessica S. Jeffers

Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Damon Jones

Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers (2021-2022); on Leave as Associate Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Elisabeth Kempf

Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Dmitri Koustas

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Lucas

The John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jens Ludwig

Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Policy; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Co-Director of the Education Lab
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Magne Mogstad

The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Simon Mongey

Assistant Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jack Mountjoy

Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Sendhil Mullainathan

Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Kevin Murphy

The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Matthew J. Notowidigdo

Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Health Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Christina Patterson

Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Canice Prendergast

W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Heather Sarsons

Neubauer Assistant Professor of Economics and Diane Swonk Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Shimer

The Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the College, Department Chairman, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert H. Topel

Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Alexander Torgovitsky

Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Eric Zwick

Associate Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Rodrigo Adão

Associate Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Anjali Adukia

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Marianne Bertrand

Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven J. Davis

William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Steven Durlauf

Steans Professor in Educational Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Richard A. Epstein

James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Law, Senior Lecturer, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Ingvil Gaarder

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Yana Gallen

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Peter Ganong

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Michael Gibbs

Clinical Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jeffrey Grogger

Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Veronica Guerrieri

Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, Chicago Booth; Co-Director of BFI Macroeconomic Research Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

James Heckman

The Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Chang-Tai Hsieh

Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics and PCL Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Development Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

William H. J. Hubbard

Professor of Law, Law School
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jessica S. Jeffers

Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Damon Jones

Senior Economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers (2021-2022); on Leave as Associate Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Elisabeth Kempf

Associate Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Dmitri Koustas

Assistant Professor, Harris Public Policy
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Lucas

The John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jens Ludwig

Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor, Harris School of Public Policy; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Co-Director of the Education Lab
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Magne Mogstad

The Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics; Director of BFI Ronzetti Initiative for the Study of Labor Markets
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Simon Mongey

Assistant Professor, Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Jack Mountjoy

Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Sendhil Mullainathan

Roman Family University Professor of Computation and Behavioral Science, Chicago Booth
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Kevin Murphy

The George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Price Theory Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Matthew J. Notowidigdo

Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business; Co-Director of BFI Health Economics Initiative
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Christina Patterson

Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Canice Prendergast

W. Allen Wallis Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Heather Sarsons

Neubauer Assistant Professor of Economics and Diane Swonk Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert Shimer

The Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the College, Department Chairman, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Robert H. Topel

Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor, Booth School of Business
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Alexander Torgovitsky

Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics
Scholars / UChicago Scholar

Eric Zwick

Associate Professor of Finance and Fama Faculty Fellow, Booth School of Business