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 Jul 14, 2022

The Real State: Inside The Congo’s Traffic Police Agency

Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Kristof Titeca, Haoyang (Stan) Xie, Albert Malukisa Nkuku, Aimable A. Lameke
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Jun 28, 2022

Gang Rule: Understanding and Countering Criminal Governance

Christopher Blattman, Gustavo Duncan, Benjamin Lessing, Santiago Tobón
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Jun 14, 2022

State-building on the Margin: An Urban Experiment in Medellín

Christopher Blattman, Gustavo Duncan, Benjamin Lessing, Santiago Tobon
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper, Development Innovation Lab Jun 5, 2022

Can Education be Standardized? Evidence from Kenya

Guthrie Gray-Lobe, Anthony Keats, Michael Kremer, Isaac Mbiti, Owen Ozier
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper, Development Innovation Lab May 31, 2022

The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans

Kevin Carney, Michael Kremer, Xinyue Lin, Gautam Rao
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper May 16, 2022

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Reduces Crime and Violence over 10 Years: Experimental Evidence

Christopher Blattman, Sebastian Chaskel, Julian C. Jamison, Margaret Sheridan
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Apr 11, 2022

Tax Aversion and the Social Contract in Africa

James Robinson
Topics:  Development Economics, Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Mar 30, 2022

Reversing the Resource Curse: Foreign Corruption Regulation and the Local Economic Benefits of Resource Extraction

Hans B. Christensen, Mark Maffett, Thomas Rauter
Topics:  Development Economics