2024 MFR Summer Session for Young Scholars
Opens Jan 3 2024 12:00 AM (CST)
Deadline Mar 1 2024 11:59 PM (CST)
Description

The Macro Finance Research Program (MFR), under the auspices of the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at The University of Chicago, will be organizing a 2024 MFR Summer Session for PhD students looking to write a dissertation at the interplay of macroeconomics and finance.

The MFR Summer Session will be a 4-day program held on August 5-8, 2024, hosted at The University of Chicago. Local housing accommodations and travel costs will be covered by MFR for the duration of the summer session for selected participants. 

The MFR Program is led by Professor Lars Peter Hansen, the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics, and the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago, who is also the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics. Throughout the four days of this summer session, faculty from the University of Chicago will survey and discuss recent research on a variety of topics in the macro-finance field.

We anticipate providing the opportunity for advanced students to present their current research during structured poster sessions.

Faculty Presentations: 

Fernando Alvarez, University of Chicago – "Mean Field Games in Macroeconomics"

John Cochrane, Stanford University – "Theories of Inflation Focusing on Fiscal Theory of the Price Level"

Darrell Duffie, Stanford University – "How Bond-Market Intermediation Capacity Impinges on the Safe Haven Role of US Treasuries"

Andrea Eisfeldt, UCLA – "Intangible Capital"

Valentin Haddad, UCLA – "The Market Macrostructure of International Finance"

Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago – “Uncertainty, Social Valuation, and Climate Change Policy”

Zhiguo He, Stanford University – "Demand Elasticities in Dynamic Asset Pricing"

Anil Kashyap, University of Chicago – "How Much Does It Cost For Firms to Switch Banks?"

Yueran Ma, University of Chicago – "Debt Contracts of Nonfinancial Firms" 

Stefan Nagel, University of Chicago – "Subjective Beliefs in Asset Pricing"

Carolin Pflueger, University of Chicago – "Monetary Policy and Asset Prices" 

Amir Sufi, University of Chicago  – "Inequality in Finance and Macroeconomics"

Harald Uhlig, University of Chicago – "On Digital Currencies" 

The 2024 MFR Summer Session for Young Scholars is generously funded by Edward R. Allen, AM ’85, PhD ’92

If you have any questions, please direct them to mfrinfo@uchicago.edu.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHD STUDENTS

Two recommendations, at least one from the student applicant’s dissertation advisor (sent directly from the faculty to the MFR Program via SurveyMonkey. Recommenders will receive a link from SurveyMonkey via email to submit the letter.) Short Statement of Interest (minimum length: one paragraph, double spaced, 12-point font, maximum length: one page, double spaced, 12-point font)CV/Resume

Please note 1st- and 2nd-year students are currently ineligible to apply. The 2024 MFR Summer Session for Young Scholars application process will open on January 3, 2024 with a deadline of March 1, 2024. Decisions on accepted young scholars will be made by mid-April, 2024.

2024 MFR Summer Session for Young Scholars


The Macro Finance Research Program (MFR), under the auspices of the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) at The University of Chicago, will be organizing a 2024 MFR Summer Session for PhD students looking to write a dissertation at the interplay of macroeconomics and finance.

The MFR Summer Session will be a 4-day program held on August 5-8, 2024, hosted at The University of Chicago. Local housing accommodations and travel costs will be covered by MFR for the duration of the summer session for selected participants. 

The MFR Program is led by Professor Lars Peter Hansen, the David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics, and the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago, who is also the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics. Throughout the four days of this summer session, faculty from the University of Chicago will survey and discuss recent research on a variety of topics in the macro-finance field.

We anticipate providing the opportunity for advanced students to present their current research during structured poster sessions.

Faculty Presentations: 

Fernando Alvarez, University of Chicago – "Mean Field Games in Macroeconomics"

John Cochrane, Stanford University – "Theories of Inflation Focusing on Fiscal Theory of the Price Level"

Darrell Duffie, Stanford University – "How Bond-Market Intermediation Capacity Impinges on the Safe Haven Role of US Treasuries"

Andrea Eisfeldt, UCLA – "Intangible Capital"

Valentin Haddad, UCLA – "The Market Macrostructure of International Finance"

Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago – “Uncertainty, Social Valuation, and Climate Change Policy”

Zhiguo He, Stanford University – "Demand Elasticities in Dynamic Asset Pricing"

Anil Kashyap, University of Chicago – "How Much Does It Cost For Firms to Switch Banks?"

Yueran Ma, University of Chicago – "Debt Contracts of Nonfinancial Firms" 

Stefan Nagel, University of Chicago – "Subjective Beliefs in Asset Pricing"

Carolin Pflueger, University of Chicago – "Monetary Policy and Asset Prices" 

Amir Sufi, University of Chicago  – "Inequality in Finance and Macroeconomics"

Harald Uhlig, University of Chicago – "On Digital Currencies" 

The 2024 MFR Summer Session for Young Scholars is generously funded by Edward R. Allen, AM ’85, PhD ’92

If you have any questions, please direct them to mfrinfo@uchicago.edu.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHD STUDENTS

Two recommendations, at least one from the student applicant’s dissertation advisor (sent directly from the faculty to the MFR Program via SurveyMonkey. Recommenders will receive a link from SurveyMonkey via email to submit the letter.) Short Statement of Interest (minimum length: one paragraph, double spaced, 12-point font, maximum length: one page, double spaced, 12-point font)CV/Resume

Please note 1st- and 2nd-year students are currently ineligible to apply. The 2024 MFR Summer Session for Young Scholars application process will open on January 3, 2024 with a deadline of March 1, 2024. Decisions on accepted young scholars will be made by mid-April, 2024.

Opens
Jan 3 2024 12:00 AM (CST)
Deadline
Mar 1 2024 11:59 PM (CST)

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