On October 5th, the Becker Friedman Institute hosted The Legacy of Chicago Economics conference, where leading scholars in economics gathered together to discuss the impressive history of Chicago economics. A complete list of speakers and the research they discussed can be found on the event page. Video recordings taken during the conference will also be available soon.
The conference culminated with the Living the Legacy: Chicago Economics throughout the Years panel, which included prominent members of the Department of Economics and the Booth School of Business faculty. In President Zimmer’s introduction, he shared the astounding fact that the panelists had a total of 229 years of experience. The panel included three Nobel laureates and was chaired by fourth.
Selected bibliographies of all the panelists can be found on the Faculty Publications page of the Business and Economics research guide. These bibliographies link directly to full text provided by the library.
The library also owns several print and electronic books discussing the Chicago school of economics, several of which are listed below.
- The Chicago tradition in economics, 1892-1945 (print)
- The Elgar companion to the Chicago school of economics
- The Chicago school: How the University of Chicago assembled the thinkers who revolutionized economics and business
The Special Collections Research Center holds the archives of Chicago Department of Economics records from 1912-1961. Documents from this collection were included in one of the conference presentations discussing the department deliberations that led to Milton Friedman being hired.