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
Public Communication and Collusion in the Airline Industry Gaurab Aryal, Federico Ciliberto, Benjamin T. Leyden February 2018
Can Blockchain Solve the Holdup Problem in Contracts? Richard Holden and Anup Malani February 2018
Moral Suasion and Economic Incentives: Field Experimental Evidence from Energy Demand Koichiro Ito, Takanori Ida, Makoto Tanaka February 2018
Unconventional Fiscal Policy Francesco D'Acunto, Daniel Hoang, Michael Weber January 2018
Hidden Genius David Galenson January 2018
Do Larger Health Insurance Subsidies Benefit Patients or Producers? Evidence from Medicare Advantage Marika Cabral, Michael Geruso, Neale Mahoney January 2018
How Do Individuals Repay Their Debt? The Balance-Matching Heuristic John Gathergood, Neale Mahoney, Neil Stewart, Jörg Weber January 2018
Bad Credit, No Problem? Credit and Labor Market Consequences of Bad Credit Reports Will Dobbie, Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Neale Mahoney, Jae Song January 2018
The Fragility of Market Risk Insurance Ralph S.J. Koijen, Motohiro Yogo January 2018
How Do Changes In Housing Voucher Design Affect Rent and Neighborhood Quality? Robert Collinson, Peter Ganong January 2018
What Does (Formal) Health Insurance Do, and For Whom? Amy Finkelstein, Neale Mahoney, Matthew J. Notowidigdo January 2018
Provider Incentives and Healthcare Costs: Evidence from Long-Term Care Hospitals Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, Neale Mahoney January 2018
The Value of the Bank Under Endogenous Liquidity Risk: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem Revisited Linda M. Schilling November 2017
The Information Content of Dividends: Safer Profits, Not Higher Profits Roni Michaely, Stefano Rossi, Michael Weber November 2017
The Employer Penalty, Voluntary Compliance, and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from a Survey of Small Businesses Casey Mulligan November 2017
Nudges in Exercise Commitment Contracts: A Randomized Trial Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert November 2017
The Price of Macroeconomic Uncertainty with Tenuous Beliefs Lars Peter Hansen, Thomas J. Sargent November 2017
Innovation, Reallocation, and Growth Daron Acemoglu, Ufuk Akcigit, Harun Alp, Nicholas Bloom, William Kerr November 2017
Impacts of performance pay for hospitals: The Readmissions Reduction Program Atul Gupta October 2017
Medicaid and Financial Health Kenneth Brevoort, Daniel Grodzicki, Martin B. Hackmann October 2017