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 Aug 10, 2022

The Political Economy of the Decline of Antitrust Enforcement in the United States

Filippo Lancieri, Eric Posner, Luigi Zingales
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Aug 8, 2022

When is Sovereign Debt Odious? A Theory of Government Repression, Growth Traps, and Growth Boosts

Viral V. Acharya, Raghuram Rajan, Jack Shim
Topics:  Fiscal Studies, Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Aug 8, 2022

China’s Financial System and Economy: A Review

Zhiguo He, Wei Wei
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Aug 3, 2022

Stigma in Welfare Programs

Pablo A. Celhay, Bruce Meyer, Nikolas Mittag
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Aug 2, 2022

What do Treasury Bond Risks Say about Supply and Demand Shocks?

Carolin Pflueger
Topics:  Monetary Policy, Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Aug 1, 2022

State-Level Economic Policy Uncertainty

Scott R. Baker, Steven J. Davis, Jeffrey A. Levy
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Aug 1, 2022

Non-Tariff Trade Barriers in the U.S.-China Trade War

Tuo Chen, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Zheng (Michael) Song
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Jul 28, 2022

Engaging Parents with Preschools: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, Rohen Shah
Topics:  Early Childhood Education