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  • Becker Friedman Institute
    issue or a specific research approach Learn More Economics of the Family Fiscal Studies Human Capital Economic Opportunity Macro Financial Modeling Rosenfield Program in Economics Public Policy and Law Chicago Experiments Law and Economics Price Theory To encourage the exchange of new ideas and fresh perspectives the Institute hosts a robust schedule of conferences workshops and lectures featuring leading scholars View All Events Living the Legacy Chicago Economics through the Years The Role and Impact of Monetary Policy in an Uncertain Economy Conference Honoring Hugo Sonnenschein University of Chicago Institute updates and economic insights on everyday issues View All News What An Experiment In India Might Teach Us About Health Care Incentives Investigating How Uncertainty Moves Markets Models and Governance Economics Amplified Crafting Policy to Face an Uncertain World Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics The University of Chicago Research Insights Impact Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics Advancing Research Advancing Research Special Events What An Experiment In India Might Teach Us About Health Care Incentives Investigating How Uncertainty Moves Markets Models and Governance Living the Legacy Chicago Economics through the Years Economics Amplified Crafting Policy to Face an Uncertain World All Events Events 10 6 15 Knowledge of Future Job Loss and Implications for Unemployment Insurance Becker Applied Economics Workshop 10 8 15 Preliminary Discussions from Peru Ecuador and Colombia The Fiscal and Monetary History of Latin America 10 13 15 Imperfect Markets versus Imperfect Regulation in U S Electricity Generation Becker Applied Economics Workshop All News News 10 1 15 Undergraduate Students Get Hands On Experience In Economics Research UChicago News 9 22 15 14 New Scholars Awarded with Dissertation Support by MFM 8 2 15 In Memoriam Che Lin Su Twitter Feed Twitter Tweets by twitterapi Programming Highlights Manasi Deshpande Jesús Fernández Villaverde The Life and

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  • Contact Us | Becker Friedman Institute
    S University Ave Chicago IL 60637 Mailing Address 1126 E 59th St Chicago IL 60637 P 773 702 5599 F 773 795 6891 Map directions and parking For space requests in Saieh Hall please use this request form Contact Us Send us a comment using the form below or email us directly at bfi uchicago edu Leadership Lars Peter Hansen Director and Co chair Kevin Murphy Co chair Edward Lazear Chair Board of Overseers Staff 773 834 3498 Katie Auger Program Administrator Price Theory Initiative 773 702 4196 Rosalind Battle Office Assistant Price Theory Initiative 773 702 2275 Tamica Blair Executive Assistant to Suzanne Riggle 773 702 7307 Amy Boonstra Managing Director Programs Outreach 773 834 1233 Meridith Halsey Event Coordinator 773 702 3908 Elisha Hamilton Executive Assistant to Professor Hansen 773 702 7587 Grace Hammond Assistant Director Programs Outreach 773 702 7613 Apryl Richard Administrative Assistant 773 702 9146 Mark Riechers Assistant Director Communications 773 834 2524 Suzanne Riggle Managing Director Operations Finance 773 702 4571 Toni Shears Managing Director Communications 773 702 2652 Fareine Suarez Event Marketing Coordinator Send us a comment Name Email Address Affiliation Select Community Member Donor Faculty Prospective Student Student Staff Other Comments What

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  • Subscribe | Becker Friedman Institute
    Economics Subscribe Join our mailing list indicates required Email Address Affiliation e g University of Chicago First Name Last Name Interests Macroeconomics Microeconomics Markets Finance Risk and Uncertainty Behavioral Economics Econometrics Education and Human Capital Development and International Economics Family Economics Health Economics Public Policy Other Send me updates All News All Events Research conferences Student events Workshops Visiting Scholars Related Links Privacy Policy Contact Subscribe Donate Saieh Hall for

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  • Donate | Becker Friedman Institute
    cultivating extraordinary and influential economic research Unrestricted gifts provide vital support for our core activities conferences visiting scholars programming for students and young researchers direct research support and the dissemination of powerful new ideas You can make a gift of any amount online Select UChicago Economics Becker Friedman Institute under Area of Giving Another important way to invest in the future of Chicago economics is to contribute to the Hall for Economics our new home Opened in mid 2014 this beautifully updated and restored structure is now the nexus of dynamic discussion and debate that is a hallmark of Chicago economics To sustain our work in the future we also seek endowed gifts that support the Institute in perpetuity Gifts of 100 000 or more may be directed to an endowed research fund Additional opportunities are also available to support fellowships a visiting scholar special initiatives and other long term needs Please contact Suzanne Riggle at 773 834 2524 to learn more We gratefully acknowledge all the generous donors and sponsors who have contributed to the institute s work With your support the institute will continue to generate insights that address significant economic and social policy issues If you wish

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  • Multimedia | Becker Friedman Institute
    Library Refine List Type Audio Document Video File Format Presentation Slides Discussion Slides Supporting Document PDF Designation Podcast Apply Reset UnCommon Core Human Capital Investment Inequality and Growth 2015 UnCommon Core A Conversation with Nobelists 2015 A Theory of Minimalist Democracy 2015 Mass Purges 2015 Local Agency Costs of Political Centralization 2015 Seasonality and Armed Conflict 2015 Electoral Redistricting and Conflict 2015 Internal Politics of Non state Groups and the Challenges of Foreign Policy 2015 A Dynamic Duverger s Law 2015 Discussion Partial Identification in Regression Discontinuity Designs with Manipulated Running Variables 2015 Partial Identification in Regression Discontinuity Designs with Manipulated Running Variables 2015 Discussion Testing for Rank Invariance or Similarity in Program Evaluation The E ffect of Training on Earnings Revisited 2015 Testing for Rank Invariance or Similarity in Program Evaluation The E ffect of Training on Earnings Revisited 2015 Discussion A Distributional Framework for Matched Employer Employee Data 2015 A Distributional Framework for Matched Employer Employee Data 2015 Discussion Heterogeneous Peer Effects and Rank Concerns Theory and Evidence 2015 Heterogeneous Peer Effects and Rank Concerns Theory and Evidence 2015 Discussion The Maximum and Minimum Response to an Impulse in SVARs 2015 The Maximum and Minimum Response to an

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  • About the Institute | Becker Friedman Institute
    Department of Economics the Law School and the Harris School of Public Policy the institute bridges these disciplines to capitalize on shared perspectives Now located in Saieh Hall for Economics the institute is an intellectual destination for the world s best minds bringing together economists and scholars across disciplines for conversations and collaborations that spark and sharpen new ideas Our programs foster research in the distinctive Chicago economics approach exemplified in the enduring work of our namesakes Milton Friedman and Gary S Becker They shared the belief that economics is a powerful tool for understanding the world Following that belief we prepare and support innovative scholars who apply economic analysis to our most challenging social and policy issues What we do Advance economic research through conferences and workshops and flexible multiyear initiatives that expand the frontiers of knowledge Cultivate collaboration with a visiting scholars program and other activities that bridge fields and disciplines to share new perspectives Prepare tomorrow s innovative economists with a range of programs for young scholars Build on the legacy of Chicago economics extending the famous UChicago environment of critical discussion and debate that tests and refines ideas Why it matters Many of our choices whether to go to college or get a job who to marry when to buy a house have a long term economic impact in our lives and in the economy as a whole The same is true for firms decisions to borrow save or invest hire or outsource or compete or merge Applying economic analysis particularly work focused on the role of markets prices and incentives illuminates the impact of these individual decisions The institute supports this kind of analysis which identifies and addresses gaps in our knowledge of the workings of the economy It explains the mechanisms behind observed economic

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  • Scholars | Becker Friedman Institute
    for three year periods they play leadership roles in our activities and contribute in many ways over their return visits We invite innovative researchers of all areas and ages to the institute as Visiting Scholars They can pursue their own work while participating in workshops lectures or conferences They bring fresh ideas and expertise to the UChicago economics community Our prestigious Research Fellows program offers promising young economists who have just completed their PhDs rare opportunities to spend a year or two broadening their research interests and deepening their skills before taking on a faculty position We also offer other flexible opportunities for visiting graduate students postdoctoral researchers and associated scholars to expand their research interests and experience in the uniquely vibrant Chicago economics community under the auspices of the institute 2015 16 Visiting Scholars View all Visiting Scholars Date Name Affiliation Aug 2015 Martin Schneider Stanford University Aug 2015 Monika Piazzesi Stanford University Sep 2015 Anirban Basu University of Washington Sep Oct 2015 Robert M Townsend Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sep 2015 John Cochrane Stanford University Sep Oct 2015 Benjamin Moll Princeton University Oct 2015 Francesco Lippi Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance Oct 2015 Bernard Salanié Columbia University Oct 2015 Nathaniel Hendren Harvard University Oct 2015 Andrew Atkeson University of California Los Angeles Oct 2015 John Cochrane Stanford University Oct 2015 Muhamet Yildiz Massachusetts Institute of Technology Oct 2015 Frank Wolak Stanford University Oct 2015 Pierre André Chiappori Columbia University Oct 2015 Thomas J Sargent New York University Oct 2015 Patrick Kline University of California Berkeley Nov 2015 Ralph Koijen London Business School Nov 2015 Christopher Walters University of California Berkeley Nov 2015 Eduardo Morales Princeton University Nov 2015 Phillip Strack University of California Berkeley Nov 2015 Michael Keane University of Oxford Nov 2015 Treb Allen Northwestern University

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  • Research Initiatives | Becker Friedman Institute
    questions the institute supports sustained collaborative research initiatives each focusing on a significant economic issue or a specific research approach These initiatives encompass typical institute activities research support conferences workshops visiting scholars and student involvement but are more enduring with greater flexibility to explore key issues in creative ways The Rosenfield Program in Economics Public Policy and Law Several streams of innovative research on pressing social issues are supported by the Andrew and Betsy Rosenfield Program in Economics Public Policy and Law This program provides the institute with vital resources to pursue evidence based research on fundamental problems in the areas of economics law and policy and particularly in Chicago Price Theory some of the most influential intellectual traditions at the University The program and other research initiatives help prepare young scholars to work in these productive traditions Chicago Experiments Studying economic behavior in everyday settings Economics of the Family Exploring economic decisions and changing patterns in family life Fiscal Studies Assessing the true costs and impact of fiscal policies Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Measuring the impact of human capital investment on macroeconomic performance income and inequality Law and Economics Applying economic analysis to broad ranging areas of law

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