Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics

Conference: Federal Agency Decision-Making Under Deep Uncertainty

Date: 
05.08.2015 - 05.09.2015
Location: 
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Contact info (email or phone): 

bfi@uchicago.edu

Organizers:

  • David Weisbach, University of Chicago Law School
  • Alan Sanstad, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Jennifer Nou, University of Chicago Law School

Many federal agencies are required to p

Faculty: 
David A. Weisbach
Faculty: 
Jennifer Nou

Creditors and Corporate Governance: 2014

Date: 
09.11.2014 - 09.12.2014
Location: 
Becker-Friedman Institute, Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 021
Contact info (email or phone): 

Marjorie Holme, mholme@uchicago.edu, 773-702-0220
Grace Hammond, gohammond@uchicago.edu

Researchers from law and finance will come together to discuss new perspectives on control that creditors exert on corporate governance, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird
Faculty: 
Anthony Casey

Gary S. Becker, Nobel-winning Scholar of Economics and Sociology, 1930-2014

William Harms
University of Chicago News Office
May 4, 2014

Nobel Laureate Gary S. Becker, AM'53, PhD'55, made historic changes to the study of economics and the social sciences, combining disciplines to understand decisions in everyday life, while spawning rich new questions for scholars in diverse fields to pursue.

Andrew Rosenfield, '78, Gives $25 Million to Support Economics, Policy, and Law

Rosenfield gift to foster studies drawing on economics, policy and law
William Harms
University of Chicago News Office
November 28, 2011

The University of Chicago has received a gift from Andrew and Betsy Rosenfield that will foster interdisciplinary research into pressing social issues.

Faculty: 
Michael H. Schill
Faculty: 
William M. Landes
Faculty: 
Steven Levitt
Faculty: 
John List
Faculty: 
Kevin Murphy
Faculty: 
Richard A. Posner

Becker Friedman Institute Presents "Fiscal Policy Under Fiscal Imbalance"

Date: 
11.18.2011 - 11.19.2011
Location: 
Glen A. Lloyd Auditorium and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

This conference, organized by 2011 Nobel Laureate Thomas J.

Law & Economics Workshop: Alessandro Acquisiti

Date: 
05.08.2012
Location: 
F

Alessandro Acquisiti, Associate Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and a Becker-Friedman Fellow. 

"An Experiment in Hiring Discrimination via Online Social Networks"

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Law & Economics Workshop: D. James Greiner

Date: 
03.27.2012
Location: 
F

D. James Greiner, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and a Becker-Friedman Fellow
How Effective Are Limited Legal Assistance Programs?  a Randomized Experiment in a Massachusetts Housing Court

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Law & Economics Workshop: Guiseppe Dari-Mattiacci

Date: 
02.07.2012
Location: 
F

Giuseppe Dari-Mattiacci, Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Amsterdam and a Becker-Friedman Institute Fellow
Inverse Adverse Selection: The Market for Gems

Faculty: 
Omri Ben-Shahar

Conference on Creditors and Corporate Governance

Date: 
09.14.2012 - 09.15.2012

Even though it has been understood since the work of Modigliani and Miller in the 1950s that the cashflow rights of holders of debt and equity were not different in kind, the traditional understanding of corporate governance sees control rights radically differently. It draws a sharp line between debt and equity. Shareholders, as the residual owners, hold the reins of power.

Faculty: 
Douglas G. Baird