Lars Peter Hansen honored for Becker Friedman Institute Leadership

Professor Lars Hansen speaks as he is honored by SSD, Booth, Harris, and the Law School during a reception October 6, 2017, recognizing his long time service to the Becker Friedman Institute. (Photo by Jean Lachat)


On the afternoon of Friday, October 6, 2017, University of Chicago’s Division of the Social Sciences, Chicago Booth, Harris Public Policy, and the Law School honored Lars Peter Hansen for his leadership of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics during a reception at the Quadrangle Club. Speakers at the reception included University of Chicago’s Executive Vice Provost David Nirenberg, Provost Daniel Diermeier, Professor Emeritus Robert E. Lucas and Professor Kevin Murphy.

Professor Hansen was the founding director of the Friedman Institute in 2008, guiding the Institute through its evolution into the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics in 2011, and to its new home in the Saieh Hall for Economics in 2014. Through his service and vision, BFI has become world renowned as a hub for economic research.