Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago (BFI)

The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) works with the Chicago Economics community to turn its evidence-based research into real-world impact. BFI takes a unique approach to bridging the divide between academic researchers and decision-makers in the business community and government by translating and packaging the rigorous work of the Chicago Economics community into accessible formats, and proactively sharing those findings with relevant decision-makers and thought leaders around the globe. BFI is a collaborative platform serving the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the Law School. For more information visit

The current application deadline is November 1, 2020 and early applications are encouraged. We are excited to review your materials and will be in touch on or before November 15 with updates regarding your application. Prior to that time, please do not contact us for individual application status updates, unless you have new information regarding pending offers or deadlines in any other outstanding applications you may have. These updates can be sent to

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