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 Feb 22, 2024

Optimal Urban Transportation Policy: Evidence from Chicago

Milena Almagro, Felipe Barbieri, Juan Camilo Castillo, Nathaniel Hickok, Tobias Salz
Topics:  Industrial Organization
BFI Working Paper Feb 19, 2024

English Language Requirement and Educational Inequality: Evidence from 16 Million College Applicants in China

Hongbin Li, Lingsheng Meng, Kai Mu, Shaoda Wang
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Feb 19, 2024

A Cognitive Foundation for Perceiving Uncertainty

J. Aislinn Bohren, Josh Hascher, Alex Imas, Michael Ungeheuer, Martin Weber
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Feb 15, 2024

The Arity of Disparity: Updating Disparate Impact for Modern Fair Lending

Spencer Caro, Scott Nelson
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Feb 13, 2024

On Digital Currencies

Harald Uhlig
Topics:  Monetary Policy
BFI Working Paper Feb 12, 2024

Hold-Up, Innovation, and Platform Governance

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Feb 12, 2024

Making a Song and Dance About It: The Effectiveness of Teaching Children Vocabulary with Animated Music Videos

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, Philip Oreopoulos, Rohen Shah
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Feb 5, 2024

Lives vs. Livelihoods: The Impact of the Great Recession on Mortality and Welfare

Amy Finkelstein, Matthew J. Notowidigdo, Frank Schilbach, Jonathan Zhang
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty