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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 Institute's 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.

Becker Friedman Working Papers

Title Authors Published
Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction Anjali Adukia, Sam Asher, Paul Novosad May 2017
Measuring the Welfare Effects of Residential Energy Efficiency Programs Hunt Allcott, Michael Greenstone April 2017
Sharing R&D Risk in Healthcare via FDA Hedges Adam Jørring, Andrew W. Lo, Tomas Philipson, Manita Singh, Richard Thakor April 2017
Cash Burns: An Inventory Model with a Cash-Credit Choice Fernando Alvarez, Francesco Lippi April 2017
Tax Cuts For Whom? Heterogeneous Effects of Income Tax Changes on Growth and Employment Owen Zidar February 2017
Automated Economic Reasoning with Quantifier Elimination Casey Mulligan January 2017
Political Cycles and Stock Returns Lubos Pastor, Pietro Veronesi January 2017
Supply Chain Disruptions: Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi, Vasco M. Carvalho, Makoto Nirei, Yukiko U. Saito January 2017
Flexible Prices and Leverage Franceso D'Acunto, Ryan Liu, Carolin Pflueger, Michael Weber January 2017
How Does Technological Change Affect Quality-Adjusted Prices in Health Care? Systematic Evidence from Thousands of Innovations Kristopher Hult, Sonia Jaffe, Tomas Philipson December 2016
Creative Life Cycles: Three Myths David Galenson December 2016
The Local Economic and Welfare Consequences of Hydraulic Fracturing Alexander W. Bartik, Janet Currie, Michael Greenstone, Christopher R. Knittel December 2016
Monetary Policy and the Stock Market: Time-Series Evidence Michael Weber, Andreas Neuhierl November 2016
College Assignment as a Large Contest Aaron Bodoh-Creed , Brent Hickman November 2016
An Index of Global Economic Policy Uncertainty Steven J. Davis October 2016
Is the focus on food deserts fruitless? Retail access and food purchases across the socioeconomic spectrum Molly Schnell, Jessie Handbury, Ilya Rahkovsky October 2016
Earnings and Consumption Dynamics: A Nonlinear Panel Data Framework Manuel Arellano, Richard Blundell , Stéphane Bonhomme October 2016
How Efficient are Decentralized Auction Platforms? Aaron Bodoh-Creed, Jörn Boehnke, Brent Hickman September 2016
Analyzing the Effects of Insuring Health Risks Harold L. Cole, Soojin Kim, and Dirk Krueger September 2016
Cash Flow Duration and the Term Structure of Equity Returns Michael Weber August 2016