Becker Friedman Institute Working Papers Series

Sharing research in progress—and refining it through rigorous discussion and debate—is a hallmark of scholarship at the University of Chicago.

The Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) Working Paper series disseminates current research in economics to encourage comments and discussion. We welcome submissions from University of Chicago faculty and affiliated researchers, including visiting scholars and those presenting at institute-sponsored events. Papers from others on topics related to our research initiatives and conferences may be considered.

Papers are posted as part of our series on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), on IDEAS/RePEc, and here on this site.

Research Highlights and Research Briefs summarizing a select number of Working Papers can be found here.

Becker Friedman Working Papers

Title Authors Published
Internet Rising, Prices Falling: Measuring Inflation in a World of E-Commerce Austan Goolsbee and Peter Klenow June 2018
How Does School Accountability Affect Teachers? Evidence from New York City Rebecca Dizon-Ross June 2018
Parents' Beliefs About Their Children's Academic Abilities: Implications for Educational Investments Rebecca Dizon-Ross June 2018
The Glass Ceiling Marianne Bertrand June 2018
Pricing Regulations in Individual Health Insurance: Evidence from Medigap Vilsa Curto June 2018
The Effect of Maternity Leave Extensions on Firms and Coworkers Yana Gallen June 2018
Acyclic Gambling Games Rida Laraki and Jérôme Renault May 2018
Household Bundling to Reduce Adverse Selection: Application to Social Health Insurance Anh Nguyen May 2018
The Dynamics of Sovereign Debt Crises and Bailouts Francisco Roch and Harald Uhlig May 2018
International Currencies and Capital Allocation Matteo Maggiori, Brent Neiman, and Jesse Schreger May 2018
TheoryGuru: A Mathematic Package to apply Quantifier Elimination Technology to Economics Casey B. Mulligan, James H. Davenport, and Matthew England May 2018
Occupational Licensing and Accountant Quality: Evidence from the 150-Hour Rule John M. Barrios May 2018
Spillover Impacts on Education from Employment Guarantees Anjali Adukia May 2018
The Transformation of Manufacturing and the Decline in U.S. Employment Kerwin Kofi Charles, Erik Hurst, and Mariel Schwartz April 2018
Some simple Bitcoin Economics Linda Schilling and Harald Uhlig April 2018
No News is Good News: Moral Hazard in Oligopolistic Insurance Markets Marco Cosconati April 2018
What Are Consumers Willing to Pay for a Broad Network Health Plan?: Evidence from Covered California Coleman Drake April 2018
Mortgage-Backed Securities and the Financial Crisis of 2008: a Post Mortem Juan Ospina, Harald Uhlig April 2018
Innovation and Trade Policy in a Globalized World Ufuk Akcigit and Sina T. Ates April 2018
Technology and Skill: Twin Engines of Growth Nancy Stokey April 2018