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
Cities, Lights, and Skills in Developing Economies Jonathan I. Dingel, Antonio Miscio, and Donald R. Davis March 2019
The Cost of Convenience: Ridesharing and Traffic Fatalities John M. Barrios, Yael V. Hochberg, and Hanyi Yi March 2019
Lessons from the Monetary and Fiscal History of Latin America Carlos Esquivel, Timothy J. Kehoe, and Juan Pablo Nicolini March 2019
A Framework for Studying the Monetary and Fiscal History of Latin America, 1960-2017 Timothy J. Kehoe, Juan Pablo Nicolini, and Thomas J. Sargent March 2019
Aggregate Nominal Wage Adjustments: New Evidence from Administrative Payroll Data John Grigsby, Erik Hurst, Ahu Yildirmaz March 2019
Disability and Distress: The Effect of Disability Programs on Financial Outcomes Manasi Deshpande, Tal Gross, Yalun Su March 2019
Crowdsourcing Financial Information to Change Spending Behavior Francesco D’Acunto, Alberto G. Rossi, Michael Weber February 2019
Information Cascades and Threshold Implementation Lin William Cong, Yizhou Xiao February 2019
Who Is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs Manasi Deshpande and Yue Li February 2019
Incarceration, Recidivism, and Employment Manudeep Bhuller, Gordon B. Dahl, Katrine V. Løken, Magne Mogstad February 2019
Inference under Covariate-Adaptive Randomization with Multiple Treatments Federico A. Bugni, Ivan A Canay, Azeem Shaikh February 2019
Punish One, Teach A Hundred: The Sobering Effect of Punishment on the Unpunished Francesco D’Acunto, Michael Weber, Jin Xie February 2019
Nonparametric Inference on State Dependence in Unemployment Alexander Torgovitsky February 2019
Spatial Linkages, Global Shocks, and Local Labor Markets: Theory and Evidence Rodrigo Adão, Costas Arkolakis, Federico Esposito February 2019
The Monetary and Fiscal History of Argentina, 1960–2017 Francisco Buera, Juan Pablo Nicolini January 2019
Capitalists in the Twenty-first Century Matthew Smith, Danny Yagan, Owen M. Zidar, Eric Zwick January 2019
Optimal Currency Areas with Labor Market Frictions Rohan Kekre January 2019
Low Interest Rates, Market Power, and Productivity Growth Ernest Liu, Atif Mian, Amir Sufi January 2019
IQ, Expectations, and Choice Francesco D’Acunto, Daniel Hoang, Maritta Paloviita, and Michael Weber January 2019
Human Frictions in the Transmission of Economic Policy Francesco D’Acunto, Daniel Hoang, Maritta Paloviita, and Michael Weber January 2019