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 Apr 16, 2021

Job Design, Learning & Intrinsic Motivation

Michael Gibbs
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Apr 15, 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 Apr 14, 2021

The Distributional Effects of Student Loan Forgiveness

Sylvain Catherine, Constantine Yannelis
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Apr 12, 2021

Productivity Growth and Workers’ Job Transitions: Evidence from Censal Microdata

Elías Albagli, Mario Canales, Chad Syverson, Matías Tapia, Juan Wlasiuk
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Apr 12, 2021

Do Workfare Programs Live Up to Their Promises? Experimental Evidence from Cote D’Ivoire

Marianne Bertrand, Bruno Crépon, Alicia Marguerie, Patrick Premand
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Apr 8, 2021

On the Ends of the State: Stationary Bandits and the Time Horizon in Eastern Congo

Soeren J. Henn, Christian Mastaki Mugaruka, Miguel Ortiz, Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, David Qihang Wu
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Apr 7, 2021

What Triggers Stock Market Jumps?

Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Marco Sammon
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Apr 6, 2021

Universal Prediction Band via Semi-Definite Programming

Tengyuan Liang
Topics:  Uncategorized