Recent Working Paper Highlights and Briefs

The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination, August 2018 Research Brief, by Kerwin Kofi Charles, Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

The Changing (Dis-)Utility of Work, July 2018 Research Brief, by Greg Kaplan, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Motherhood and the Gender Productivity Gap, July 2018 Research Brief, by Yana Gallen, Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Divergent Paths: A New Perspective on Earnings Differences Between Black and White Men Since 1940, July 2018 Research Brief, by Kerwin Kofi Charles, Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia, June 2018 Research Brief, by Leonardo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago; and Alessandra González, Senior Research Associate, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

The Glass Ceiling, June 2018 Research Brief, by Marianne Bertrand, Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago 

Redistribution through Markets, June 2018 Research Brief, by Piotr Dworczak, Chicago Research Fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics, University of Chicago

Technology and Skill: Twin Engines of Growth, June 2018 Research Brief, by Nancy Stokey, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Mortgage-Backed Securities and the Financial Crisis of 2008: A Post Mortem, May 2018 Research Brief, by Harald Uhlig, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

Promoting Wellness or Waste? Evidence from Antidepressant Advertising, May 2018 Research Highlight, by Bradley Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Optimal Forbearance of Bank Resolution, May 2018 Research Brief, by Linda Schilling, Assistant Professor of Financial Economics, École Polytechnique CREST, and former Becker Friedman Institute Visiting Scholar

International Currencies and Capital Allocation, May 2018 Research Brief, by Brent Neiman, Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Hidden Genius and the Myths of Creative Life Cycles, April 2018 Research Highlight, by David Galenson, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Chicago

How Do Changes in Housing Voucher Design Affect Rent and Neighborhood Quality? April 2018 Research Brief, by Peter Ganong, Assistant Professor in Economics, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

The Effect of Unconventional Fiscal Policy on Consumption Expenditure, April 2018 Research Briefby Michael Weber, Assistant Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

The Transformation of Manufacturing and the Decline in U.S. Employment, April 2018 Research Brief, by Kerwin Kofi Charles, Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago; and Erik Hurst, Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Estimating Equilibrium in Health Insurance Exchanges: Price Competition and Subsidy Design under the ACA, April 2018 Research Briefby Pietro Tebaldi, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and the College, University of Chicago

How Do Individuals Repay Their Debt? A Balance-Matching Heuristic, March 2018 Research Briefby Neale Mahoney, Associate Professor, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago

Employer Mandates and the Impact on Hiring, March 2018 Research Highlightby Casey Mulligan, Professor, Department of Economics and the College, University of Chicago

The Downside of Industrial Policies, February 2018 Research Highlightby Ufuk Akcigit, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and the College, University of Chicago