Prof. Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Professor in Economics and the College, has been named the new director of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. University of Chicago Provost Daniel Diermeier praised Greenstone as "an exceptional scholar who also has a deep understanding of public policy. As director, he will further enhance the development and impact of the creative thinking and rigorous research for which the Institute has become known." John List, Chairman of the Department of Economics, calls Greenstone "a prominent voice in the field who will build importantly on the innovative insights and groundwork laid by Lars Hansen and Kevin Murphy.” Greenstone, whose appointment takes effect July 1, 2017, also will continue in his role as director of EPIC, which will function as an integral part of the Becker Friedman Institute. Read full story »

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