The Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics

The University of Chicago has produced powerful economic insights that have shaped thinking in government, law, and business around the globe. The Gary Becker Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics aims to sustain and expand this productive and influential intellectual tradition while honoring two leaders of 20th-century economic thought.

The Becker Friedman Institute is an intellectual destination for economic inquiry, where the world’s best minds address the most challenging economic questions facing society. Its mission: to inspire and advance important new research through activities that bring together scholars from across disciplines and around the globe. The institute works to accomplish this mission via a powerful and comprehensive set of programs and initiatives, all of which will flourish with generous philanthropic support.

The University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact will raise $100 million to support initiatives through the Becker Friedman Institute.

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