Videos

High-Tech & Highly Targeted: Inside the Obama Campaign’s Digital War Room (Part 2)

Our guests take a look at the role technology is playing in the execution of the modern-day political campaign and its impact on the 2012 elections, from microtargeting and fundraising to social media and rapid response.

High-Tech & Highly Targeted: Inside the Obama Campaign’s Digital War Room (Part 1)

Our guests take a look at the role technology is playing in the execution of the modern-day political campaign and its impact on the 2012 elections, from microtargeting and fundraising to social media and rapid response.

Pizza and Conversation with James Heckman

James J. Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, is known for both his theoretical work and empirical research. In this Friedman Forum, he discusses an economist’s tools and approach, and shows how they can be applied...

Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow," delivers the 2013 George E. Kent Lecture

Michelle Alexander, highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, delivers the 30th Annual George E. Kent Lecture, ...

Experience 53rd St. Hyde Park

Redevelopment efforts are transforming 53rd Street in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood into a retail and entertainment destination—with the recent openings of new restaurants, shops, and the Harper Theater, and more new amenities planned for 2013.

A Conversation with Newt Gingrich

Former Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich sits down with David Axelrod for a wide-ranging conversation about his career, his views and the future of politics in America.

The Hunt for Earth-like Planets

UChicago Assistant Professor Daniel Fabrycky explains how his work with the Kepler space telescope is helping to find far-off planets like our own.

Ambiguity in Corporate Finance

Lorenzo Garlappi, Associate Professor of Finance at the University of British Columbia, presents on his collaborative research on the e ffect of ambiguity on corporate financial decisions using a non-Bayesian multiprior approach. He and his colleagues ...

Efficient Risk Sharing with Model Uncertainty

Anmol Bhandari, a PhD Student in Economics at New York University, presents on his study of risk sharing arrangements in settings characterized with Knightian uncertainty. In general, both the demand for insurance and risk perceptions are endogenous an...

Ambiguity Aversion and Variance Premium

Jianjun Miao, Associate Professor of Economics at Boston University, offers an ambiguity-based interpretation of variance premium,— the difference between risk-neutral and objective expectations of market return variance— as a compounding effect of b...