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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
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
Automated Economic Reasoning with Quantifier Elimination Casey Mulligan January 2017
Political Cycles and Stock Returns Lubos Pastor, Pietro Veronesi 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
Analyzing the Effects of Insuring Health Risks Harold L. Cole, Soojin Kim, and Dirk Krueger September 2016
How Efficient are Decentralized Auction Platforms? Aaron Bodoh-Creed, Jörn Boehnke, Brent Hickman September 2016
Cash Flow Duration and the Term Structure of Equity Returns Michael Weber August 2016
The Effect of Unconventional Fiscal Policy on Consumption Expenditure Francesco D'Acunto, Daniel Hoang, Michael Weber August 2016
The Upside-down Economics of Regulated and Otherwise Rigid Prices Casey Mulligan, Kevin Tsui August 2016
What Drives Home Market Advantage? A. Kerem Coşar, Paul L.E. Grieco, Shengyu Li, Felix Tintelnot July 2016
Ban the Box, Criminal Records, and Statistical Discrimination: A Field Experiment Amanda Agan, Sonja Starr July 2016
The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Firms Pol Antras, Teresa C. Fort, Felix Tintelnot July 2016