University Trustee Alvaro Saieh, AM’76, PhD’80, has made a significant donation to the University of Chicago in support of a new home for the Department of Economics and the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.
In recognition of Saieh’s generous contribution to the renovation and adaptive reuse of the historically significant building at 5757 S. University Ave., the iconic red-brick structure has been named the Saieh Hall for Economics.
Saieh’s gift builds upon his deep connections with the University, dating from his own research in economics as a graduate student. Currently the president of Chile-based CorpGroup Holding, and a philanthropist with interests including the arts and education, Saieh has served on the University’s board of trustees since 2012.
“Economics scholarship at the University of Chicago has a distinctive tradition of excellence, which continues to produce critical new insights as it educates the next generation of economists,” said President Robert J. Zimmer. “We are deeply grateful for Alvaro’s generosity, which provides support for our faculty, students, visitors and initiatives that will fuel collaboration and discoveries with global impact.”
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