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 from the Chicago Economics community to encourage comments and discussion. We welcome submissions from University of Chicago tenured and tenure-track faculty and post-doctoral students in all areas of economic research. BFI-affiliated fellows may also contribute to the series. Papers are posted as part of our series on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), on IDEAS/RePEc, and here on this site.

Working paper briefs and highlights can be found here.

Title Authors Published
Price Rigidity and the Origins of Aggregate Fluctuations Ernesto Pasten, Raphael Schoenle, and Michael Weber August 2018
Inequality Aversion, Populism, and the Backlash Against Globalization Lubos Pastor and Pietro Veronesi August 2018
Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits Tamma Carleton, Michael Delgado, Michael Greenstone, Trevor Houser, Solomon Hsiang, Andrew Hultgren, Amir Jina, Robert Kopp, Kelly McCusker, Ishan Nath, James Rising, Ashwin Rode, Samuel Seo, Justin Simcock, Arvid Viaene, Jiacan Yuan, Alice Zhang August 2018
Identifying the Discount Factor in Dynamic Discrete Choice Models Jaap H. Abbring, Oystein Daljord August 2018
Patient Loyalty in Hospital Choice: Evidence from New York Mariano Irace July 2018
Dissecting Characteristics Nonparametrically Joachim Freyberger, Andreas Neuhierl, and Michael Weber July 2018
Tokenomics: Dynamic Adoption and Valuation Lin William Cong, Ye Li, and Neng Wang July 2018
Check Up Before You Check Out: Retail Clinics and Emergency Room Use Diane Alexander, Janet Currie, and Molly Schnell July 2018
Divergent Paths: A New Perspective on Earnings Differences Between Black and White Men Since 1940 Patrick Bayer and Kerwin Kofi Charles July 2018
Coming apart? Cultural distances in the United States over time Marianne Bertrand and Emir Kamenica July 2018
Financing the War on Cancer Ralph S.J. Koijen and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh July 2018
Microeconomic Heterogeneity and Macroeconomic Shocks Greg Kaplan and Giovanni L. Violante June 2018
The Changing (Dis-)Utility of Work Greg Kaplan and Sam Schulhofer-Wohl June 2018
Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia Leonardo Bursztyn, Alessandra L. Gonzalez, and David Yanagizawa-Drott June 2018
Motherhood and the Gender Productivity Gap Yana Gallen June 2018
The Effect of Maternity Leave Extensions on Firms and Coworkers Yana Gallen June 2018
Pricing Regulations in Individual Health Insurance: Evidence from Medigap Vilsa Curto June 2018
The Glass Ceiling Marianne Bertrand June 2018
Parents' Beliefs About Their Children's Academic Abilities: Implications for Educational Investments Rebecca Dizon-Ross June 2018
How Does School Accountability Affect Teachers? Evidence from New York City Rebecca Dizon-Ross June 2018