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
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
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