BFI Working Papers

Sharing research in progress—and refining it through rigorous discussion and debate—is a hallmark of scholarship at the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics.
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BFI Working Paper Sep 27, 2021

Science Skepticism Reduced Compliance with COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Policies in the United States

Adam Brzezinski, Valentin Kecht, David Van Dijcke, Austin Wright
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Sep 22, 2021

What Explains the Decline in r*? Rising Income Inequality Versus Demographic Shifts

Atif Mian, Ludwig Straub, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Sep 21, 2021

Heterogeneous Impacts of Sentencing Decisions

Andrew Jordan, Ezra Karger, Derek Neal
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Sep 21, 2021

Did the Paycheck Protection Program Hit the Target?

Joao Granja, Christos Makridis, Constantine Yannelis, Eric Zwick
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Sep 20, 2021

Fragile Algorithms and Fallible Decision-Makers: Lessons from the Justice System

Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Sep 18, 2021

Internet Access and its Implications for Productivity, Inequality, and Resilience

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Sep 15, 2021

Monetary Policy in Times of Structural Reallocation

Veronica Guerrieri, Guido Lorenzoni, Ludwig Straub, Iván Werning
Topics:  Monetary Policy
BFI Working Paper Sep 15, 2021

The Returns to College(s): Relative Value-Added and Match Effects in Higher Education

Jack Mountjoy, Brent R. Hickman
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training