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 Oct 15, 2021

Free Community-Wide Provision of Drinking Water Treatment Reduces Child Mortality: Evidence from Kenya

Johannes Haushofer, Michael Kremer, Ricardo Maertens, Brandon Joel Tan
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Oct 7, 2021

Preferences for Giving Versus Preferences for Redistribution

Johanna Mollerstrom, Avner Strulov-Shlain, Dmitry Taubinsky
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Oct 7, 2021

The Anti-Poverty, Targeting, and Labor Supply Effects of the Proposed Child Tax Credit Expansion

Kevin Corinth, Bruce Meyer, Matthew Stadnicki, Derek Wu
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Oct 5, 2021

Investing in Lending Technology: IT Spending in Banking

Zhiguo He, Sheila Jiang, Douglas Xu, Xiao Yin
Topics:  Financial Markets, Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Sep 30, 2021

The Heterogeneous Value of a Statistical Life: Evidence from U.S. Army Reenlistment Decisions

Kyle Greenberg, Michael Greenstone, Stephen P. Ryan, Michael Yankovich
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Sep 29, 2021

Community Membership and Reciprocity in Lending: Evidence from Informal Markets

Rimmy Tomy, Regina Wittenberg-Moerman
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Sep 27, 2021

Human Frictions in the Transmission of Economic Policy

Francesco D'Acunto, Daniel Hoang, Maritta Paloviita, Michael Weber
Topics:  K-12 Education, Higher Education & Workforce Training, Monetary Policy, Financial Markets
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