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
Household Bundling to Reduce Adverse Selection: Application to Social Health Insurance Anh Nguyen May 2018
Technology and Skill: Twin Engines of Growth Nancy Stokey April 2018
Innovation and Trade Policy in a Globalized World Ufuk Akcigit and Sina T. Ates April 2018
Mortgage-Backed Securities and the Financial Crisis of 2008: a Post Mortem Juan Ospina, Harald Uhlig April 2018
What Are Consumers Willing to Pay for a Broad Network Health Plan?: Evidence from Covered California Coleman Drake April 2018
No News is Good News: Moral Hazard in Oligopolistic Insurance Markets Marco Cosconati April 2018
Some simple Bitcoin Economics Linda Schilling and Harald Uhlig April 2018
The Transformation of Manufacturing and the Decline in U.S. Employment Kerwin Kofi Charles, Erik Hurst, and Mariel Schwartz April 2018
Historical Antisemitism, Ethnic Specialization, and Financial Development Francesco D'Acunto Marcel Prokopczuk Michael Weber March 2018
A Model of Addiction and Social Interactions Julian Reif March 2018
The Effect of Unconventional Fiscal Policy on Consumption Expenditure Francesco D'Acunto, Daniel Hoang, and Michael Weber March 2018
Redistribution through Markets Piotr Dworczak, Scott Duke Kominers, Mohammad Akbarpour March 2018
Optimal Forbearance of Bank Resolution Linda Schilling March 2018
Promoting Wellness or Waste? Evidence from Antidepressant Advertising Bradley Shapiro March 2018
Moral Suasion and Economic Incentives: Field Experimental Evidence from Energy Demand Koichiro Ito, Takanori Ida, Makoto Tanaka February 2018
Can Blockchain Solve the Holdup Problem in Contracts? Richard Holden and Anup Malani February 2018
Public Communication and Collusion in the Airline Industry Gaurab Aryal, Federico Ciliberto, Benjamin T. Leyden February 2018
Efficiency in Search and Matching Models: A Generalized Hosios Condition Sephorah Mangin and Benoît Julien February 2018
The Fragility of Market Risk Insurance Ralph S.J. Koijen, Motohiro Yogo 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