Townsend Lecture at Becker Friedman Institute on May 7

May 1, 2013

Professor Robert M. Towsend will be giving a lecture on at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago on May 7, from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Charles M. Harper Center, C25.  Townsend's lecture discusses work that provides an algorithm for approaching policy advice related to the financial systems of developing countries (and others) using a combination of theory and data.   Townsend also moves from policy interventions to broader issues: the industrial organization of financial service providers and optimal market design.