Events - The Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics


The Institute also hosts events created specifically for students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

2011-2012 Student Programs

Gary S. Becker
Summer Seminars for Undergraduate Research Assistants
June 25 to July 14, 2012
Applications are being accepted to the Summer REU Program. This program is open to college students working on campus this summer as a research assistant in the Department of Economics, Booth School, Harris School, or Law school.
Gary S. Becker
Becker Brown Bag Series
The Becker Brown Bag Series was created to provide an informal setting in which prominent economists can present cutting-edge research and engage MBA students in discussion. The talks highlight the practical use of economics for answering real-world questions pertinent to businesses and policy makers.
Econometrics Workshop Series
Friedman Forum
This counterpart to the popular and long-running Becker Brown Bag Series was created for undergraduates, offering them an opportunity for informal discussion with prominent economists. These casual and flexible talks will highlight economic analysis as a powerful tool for understanding a wide range of real-world issues and problems.
Institute for Computational Economics
Institute for Computational Economics (ICE)
Since 2009, the Institute co-sponsored the Institute for Computational Economics (ICE), an intensive two-week summer session that introduces doctoral students to cutting-edge computational software and methodologies.
Price Theory Summer Camp
Price Theory Summer Camp
This intensive one-week program introduces PHD students from outside the University of Chicago to price theory, which emphasizes the application of basic economic tools to problems.
Summer School on Socieoconomic Inequality
Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality
This new program offers 30 PHD students from around the world a state-of-the-art overview of different aspects of the study of inequality.