The Macro Finance Research Program (MFR), Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD), and Harris Public Policy will launch the University of Chicago Policy Forum: Building on the Chicago Approach to Economics this spring. The first forum, to be held on April 25, will focus on the topic of: “Assessing the Contributions of Behavioral Economics to Economic Science.”
Chicago Economics has historically fostered intense discussions for the design and implementation of economic policy and the role of theory in guiding interpretation of evidence. Both are distinctive to the Chicago approach to economics. The forum will nurture the rich vitality of the Chicago tradition by engaging elite scholars on and off campus and will raise the level of discussion of economic policy based on credible statements of existing knowledge.
Moderated by HCEO Co-Director James Heckman and Markets network member Lars Peter Hansen, the panel will include Colin Camerer, Michael Woodford, Itzhak Gilboa. It will be held in the Harris Forum at the Harris School of Public Policy, from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.