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 10, 2021

Spending and Job Search Impacts of Expanded Unemployment Benefits: Evidence from Administrative Micro Data

Peter Ganong, Fiona Greig, Max Liebeskind, Pascal Noel, Daniel M. Sullivan, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  Employment & Wages, COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Feb 3, 2021

Firm-level Risk Exposures and Stock Returns in the Wake of COVID-19

Steven J. Davis, Stephen Hansen, Cristhian Seminario-Amez
Topics:  COVID-19, Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Jan 30, 2021

Preparing for a Pandemic: Accelerating Vaccine Availability

Amrita Ahuja, Susan Athey, Arthur Baker, Eric Budish, Juan Camilo Castillo, Rachel Glennerster, Scott Duke Kominers, Michael Kremer, Jean Lee, Canice Prendergast, Christopher M. Snyder, Alex Tabarrok, Brandon Joel Tan, Witold Wiecek
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
BFI Working Paper Jan 29, 2021

Measuring Movement and Social Contact with Smartphone Data: A Real-time Application to COVID-19

Victor Couture, Jonathan Dingel, Allison Green, Jessie Handbury, Kevin R. Williams
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Jan 10, 2021

Pandemic-Era Uncertainty on Main Street and Wall Street

Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylov, Steven J. Davis, Nicholas Parker, David Altig, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Jan 10, 2021

COVID-19 Is a Persistent Reallocation Shock

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent H. Meyer
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Jan 8, 2021

COVID-19 Shifted Patent Applications toward Technologies that Support Working from Home

Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Yulia Zhestkova
Topics:  COVID-19, Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Dec 29, 2020

Stock Prices, Lockdowns, and Economic Activity in the Time of Coronavirus

Steven J. Davis, Dingqian Liu, Xuguang Simon Sheng
Topics:  COVID-19, Financial Markets