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 Apr 23, 2024

Early Predictors of Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice Involvement

Andrew Jordan, Ezra Karger, Derek Neal
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Early Childhood Education, Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Feb 12, 2024

Making a Song and Dance About It: The Effectiveness of Teaching Children Vocabulary with Animated Music Videos

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, Philip Oreopoulos, Rohen Shah
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Jan 2, 2024

The Impact of a Prototypical Home Visiting Program on Child Skills

Jin Zhou, James Heckman, Bei Liu, Mai Lu
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Dec 20, 2023

Dealing with Imperfect Randomization: Inference for the HighScope Perry Preschool Program

James Heckman, Rodrigo Pinto, Azeem Shaikh
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Sep 25, 2023

Education Gradients in Parental Time Investment and Subjective Well-being

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, William Delgado, Lisa A. Gennetian
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Aug 29, 2023

Disentangling Motivation and Study Productivity as Drivers of Adolescent Human Capital Formation: Evidence from a Field Experiment and Structural Analysis

Christopher S. Cotton, Brent R. Hickman, John List, Joseph Price, Sutanuka Roy
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Jun 26, 2023

Scarcity and Inattention

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, Rohen Shah
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Jun 12, 2023

Pricing Neighborhoods

Sadegh Eshaghnia, James Heckman, Goya Razavi
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education