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 Mar 11, 2024

Fallow Lengths and the Structure of Property Rights

Etienne Le Rossignol, Sara Lowes, Eduardo Montero
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Feb 2, 2024

Fiscal Rules, Austerity in Public Administration, and Political Accountability: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Colombia

Maria Carreri, Luis Martínez
Topics:  Development Economics, Monetary Policy
BFI Working Paper, Development Innovation Lab Jan 30, 2024

Digital Information Provision and Behavior Change: Lessons from Six Experiments in East Africa

Raissa Fabregas, Michael Kremer, Matthew Lowes, Robert On, Giulia Zane
Topics:  Development Economics, Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Nov 8, 2023

Nothing Gold Can Stay: Artisanal Mine Certifications and Conflict Dynamics in the Congo

Samuel Chang, Hans Christensen
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Sep 20, 2023

Private Actions in the Presence of Externalities: The Health Impacts of Reducing Air Pollution Peaks but not Ambient Exposure

Susanna B. Berkouwer, Joshua Dean
Topics:  Health care, Energy & Environment, Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Sep 11, 2023

The Intergenerational Transmission of Higher Education: Evidence from the 1973 Coup in Chile

Maria Angélica Bautista, Felipe González, Luis Martínez, Pablo Muñoz, Mounu Prem
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Sep 11, 2023

Dictatorship, Higher Education and Social Mobility

Maria Angélica Bautista, Felipe González, Luis Martínez, Pablo Muñoz, Mounu Prem
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Sep 11, 2023

Higher Education and Mortality: Legacies of an Authoritarian College Contraction

Felipe González, Luis Martínez, Pablo Muñoz, Mounu Prem
Topics:  Development Economics