This year, the University of Chicago presents an outstanding season of summer economics conferences and workshops, conducted by the world's leading scholars and researchers.


Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend is a excellent opportunity to venture back to campus, reminisce with friends and faculty, and see all that's new at the Department - including the Saieh Hall for Economics, our newly redesigned and renovated building located in the heart of the UChicago campus.

On Friday June 3rd, join our faculty members Roger Myerson and Casey Mulligan for a lively Economics Panel Discussion, "Debating the Merits of the Economic Policies of the Presidential Candidates," from 2:00-3:00pm in SHFE 146. Join John List, Chairman of the Department of Economics, as he moderates this discussion and asks his colleagues about the viability of the Presidential Candidate’s economic platforms. How much do presidents actually impact the economy? Which party’s policies are actually better for domestic growth? Find out the answers to these and other immediately relevant questions from UChicago Economists.

Following the Department of Economics Panel Discussion, join us for the Undergraduate Student Poster Session and Economics Reception from 3:00-4:30pm in SHFE 100X. The Poster Session is a forum for the top undergraduate students to inform Alumni about the renewal taking place in the Department of Economics. Learn about life in the classroom and the new approach to teaching Economics Undergrads from the students themselves. Following the poster presentations, come and mingle with faculty and students of the Department to hear about and discuss their current research in the new Research Pavilion at Saieh Hall for Economics. 

During your visit to Saieh Hall, don't miss the Chicago Economics Experience, a new multimedia exhibit that brings the stories of our University's economic innovators to life. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Summer Camp in Macro-Financial Modeling

The Becker Friedman Institute hosts the 2016 Summer Camp in Macro-financial Modeling (MFM), a new four-day summer session for early-career professionals and doctoral students in economics and related fields, to encourage new research on enhanced models that better capture linkages between the financial sector and the economy. Among this year's speakers are Lars Peter Hansen (UChicago), Andrew W. Lo (MIT Sloan), Christopher Sims (Princeton), and Frank Schorfheide (University of Pennsylvania).



Economic Research Experience for Undergraduates

This program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to learn about diverse research topics and methods from some of the University's top economists, while developing their own research and data analysis skills. The Research Experience for Undergraduates is presented by the Becker Friedman Institute, and offers working groups on data acquisition techniques, STATA, R, MATLAB, applications in microeconomics, and more. Faculty speakers will include Benjamin Brooks, Manasi Deshpande, Kevin Murphy, Larry Schmidt, Amir Sufi, and Michael Weber.



Summer Institute on Field Experiments

The Institute is a highly selective and innovative program at the University of Chicago that brings together the brightest young economists in the world and companies interested in using rigorous field experiment methods and behavioral economics to revolutionize the way they do business. Organization partners share their business challenges, and are "matched" to the most promising of the Institute's participants to work together and design solutions to problems they face, scientifically testing new ideas and solutions. The Institute is led by University of Chicago economics professor and chairman John List, and features lectures by the world's leading economists. Co-organizers include Luigi Butera, Dan Searle Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago, and Anya Samek, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Chicago.



Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality

The 2016 Human Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) Global Working Group Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality will provide a state-of-the-art overview on the study of inequality and human flourishing. Participants will learn about the integration between psychological and sociological insights into the foundations of human behavior and conventional economic models. Through rigorous lectures students will be trained on various tools needed to study the issue of inequality. This year's Chicago SSSI is organized by Steven Durlauf (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Scott Kominers (Harvard Society of Fellows), and Christopher Taber (University of Wisconsin–Madison).



Price Theory Summer Camp

The Price Theory Summer Camp was created to introduce PhD students from outside the University of Chicago to price theory, which emphasizes the application of basic economic tools to problems. During this intensive one-week program, students hear lectures from UChicago price theory faculty and experience a series of "Chicago-style" seminars where faculty present their research in progress. Participants also work on problem sets in workshop and have opportunities to discuss their own work with some of the world's leading economists. Faculty include Kevin Murphy, Edward Lazear, Steven Levitt, and John List. This year's Price Theory Summer Camp is presented by the Becker Friedman Institute, with generous support from MarrGwen and Stuart Townsend.

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