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
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
Internet Rising, Prices Falling: Measuring Inflation in a World of E-Commerce Austan Goolsbee and Peter Klenow June 2018
Acyclic Gambling Games Rida Laraki and Jérôme Renault May 2018
Spillover Impacts on Education from Employment Guarantees Anjali Adukia May 2018
Occupational Licensing and Accountant Quality: Evidence from the 150-Hour Rule John M. Barrios May 2018
TheoryGuru: A Mathematic Package to apply Quantifier Elimination Technology to Economics Casey B. Mulligan, James H. Davenport, and Matthew England May 2018
International Currencies and Capital Allocation Matteo Maggiori, Brent Neiman, and Jesse Schreger May 2018
The Dynamics of Sovereign Debt Crises and Bailouts Francisco Roch and Harald Uhlig May 2018