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 Jul 29, 2021

What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books

Anjali Adukia, Alex Eble, Emileigh Harrison, Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Teodora Szasz
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Jul 28, 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 Jul 27, 2021

Prevalence of COVID-19 in Rural Versus Urban Areas in a Low-Income Country: Findings from a State-Wide Study in Karnataka, India

Manoj Mohanan, Anup Malani, Kaushik Krishnan, Anu Acharya
Topics:  Health care, COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Jul 27, 2021

Consistent Evidence on Duration Dependence of Price Changes

Fernando Alvarez, Katarína Borovičková, Robert Shimer
Topics:  Monetary Policy
BFI Working Paper Jul 27, 2021

Climate Change Uncertainty Spillover in the Macroeconomy

Michael Barnett, William Brock, Lars Peter Hansen
Topics:  Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Jul 27, 2021

A Note on the Level of Customer Support by State Governments: A Mystery-Shopping Approach

Oeindrila Dube, Sendhil Mullainathan, Devin Pope
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jul 21, 2021

Let Me Work From Home, or I Will Find Another Job

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
Topics:  Employment & Wages