News Archive: 2020


Key Economic Facts About COVID-19

As policy to address COVID-19 continues to evolve, Becker Friedman Institute has compiled a list of economic facts developed by UChicago economic scholars.
March 26, 2020


Professor Austan Goolsbee on CNBC Asia

Austan Goolsbee, the former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers and now the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, was interviewed by Sri Jegarajah who is one of the anchors of CNBC’s Squawk Box Asia.  The interview was about various topics such as the outlook of the US economy as well as the FOMC decision.
January 27, 2020

Fed Is Haunted by Example of Japan, Kroszner Says

Randall Kroszner, a former Federal Reserve governor and now deputy dean for executive programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, talks about the trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies, the outlook for U.S. growth and monetary policy. He speaks with Yvonne Man and Haslinda Amin on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."
January 15, 2020

Professor Ka Yee C. Lee appointed provost of University of Chicago

Ka Yee C. Lee, Professor in the Department of Chemistry and currently Vice Provost for Research, has been named the next provost of the University of Chicago, effective Feb. 1. President Robert J. Zimmer announced Lee’s appointment in a message to the campus community in which he praised her work with deans, faculty and researchers across the University.
January 7, 2020