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 Oct 17, 2022

Calculating the Costs and Benefits of Advance Preparations for Future Pandemics

Rachel Glennerster, Christopher M. Snyder, Brandon Joel Tan
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Oct 11, 2022

Long Social Distancing

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Sep 12, 2022

Working from Home Around the World

Cevat Giray Aksoy, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Mathias Dolls, Pablo Zarate
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Aug 12, 2022

Non-Covid Excess Deaths, 2020-21: Collateral Damage of Policy Choices?

Casey Mulligan, Robert D. Arnott
Topics:  COVID-19
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 Jul 19, 2022

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

Peter Ganong, Fiona Greig, Pascal Noel, Daniel M. Sullivan, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  Employment & Wages, COVID-19
BFI Working Paper, Development Innovation Lab Jul 5, 2022

Expanding Capacity for Vaccines Against Covid-19 and Future Pandemics: A Review of Economic Issues

Susan Athey, Juan Camilo Castillo, Esha Chaudhuri, Michael Kremer, Alexandre Simoes Gomes, Christopher M. Snyder
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Apr 11, 2022

Pandemic-Era Uncertainty

Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylov, Jose Maria Barrero, Steven J. Davis, David Altig, Nicholas Bloom
Topics:  COVID-19