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
Bad Credit, No Problem? Credit and Labor Market Consequences of Bad Credit Reports Will Dobbie, Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Neale Mahoney, Jae Song January 2018
The Fragility of Market Risk Insurance Ralph S.J. Koijen, Motohiro Yogo January 2018
How Do Changes In Housing Voucher Design Affect Rent and Neighborhood Quality? Robert Collinson, Peter Ganong January 2018
What Does (Formal) Health Insurance Do, and For Whom? Amy Finkelstein, Neale Mahoney, Matthew J. Notowidigdo January 2018
The Value of the Bank Under Endogenous Liquidity Risk: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem Revisited Linda M. Schilling November 2017
The Information Content of Dividends: Safer Profits, Not Higher Profits Roni Michaely, Stefano Rossi, Michael Weber November 2017
The Employer Penalty, Voluntary Compliance, and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from a Survey of Small Businesses Casey Mulligan November 2017
Nudges in Exercise Commitment Contracts: A Randomized Trial Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert November 2017
The Price of Macroeconomic Uncertainty with Tenuous Beliefs Lars Peter Hansen, Thomas J. Sargent November 2017
Innovation, Reallocation, and Growth Daron Acemoglu, Ufuk Akcigit, Harun Alp, Nicholas Bloom, William Kerr November 2017
Impacts of performance pay for hospitals: The Readmissions Reduction Program Atul Gupta October 2017
Medicaid and Financial Health Kenneth Brevoort, Daniel Grodzicki, Martin B. Hackmann October 2017
Adjusting Measures of Economic Output for Health: Is the Business Cycle Countercyclical? Mark Egan, Casey Mulligan, Tomas Philipson September 2017
Equilibrium Provider Networks: Bargaining Exclusion in Health Care Markets Kate Ho, Robin Lee September 2017
The Economics of Patient-Centered Care Guy David, Philip Saynisch, Aaron Smith-McLallen September 2017
Pricing Revolution: From Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art David Galenson September 2017
Endogenous Productivity of Demand-Induced R&D: Evidence from Pharmaceuticals Mark Pauly, Kyle Meyers September 2017
Insider Investor and Information Ehsan Azarmsa, Lin William Cong September 2017
Identifying the Discount Factor in Dynamic Discrete Choice Models Jaap H. Abbring, Oystein Daljord September 2017
New Evidence on the Impact of Sustained Exposure to Air Pollution on Life Expectancy from China's Huai River Policy Avraham Ebenstein, Maoyong Fan, Michael Greenstone, Guojun He, and Maigeng Zhou September 2017