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 29, 2021

What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books

Anjali Adukia, Alex Eble, Emileigh Harrison, Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Teodora Szasz
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Jul 15, 2021

The Lasting Effects of Early Childhood Education on Promoting the Skills and Social Mobility of Disadvantaged African Americans

Jorge Luis García, James Heckman, Victor Ronda
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Jun 30, 2021

The Dynastic Benefits of Early Childhood Education

Jorge Luis García, Frederik H. Bennhoff, Duncan Ermini Leaf, James Heckman
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Dec 28, 2020

The Social Side of Early Human Capital Formation: Using a Field Experiment to Estimate the Causal Impact of Neighborhoods

John List, Fatemeh Momeni, Yves Zenou
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Oct 16, 2020

Productivity Versus Motivation in Adolescent Human Capital Production: Evidence from a Structurally-Motivated Field Experiment

Christopher S. Cotton, Brent R. Hickman, John List, Joseph Price, Sutanuka Roy
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Oct 16, 2020

Introducing CogX: A New Preschool Education Program Combining Parent and Child Interventions

Roland Fryer, Steve Levitt, John List, Anya Samek
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Oct 5, 2020

Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Family Dynamics in Economically Vulnerable Households

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, Rohen Shah
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jul 16, 2020

Inference with Imperfect Randomization: The Case of the Perry Preschool Program

James Heckman, Rodrigo Pinto, Azeem Shaikh
Topics:  Early Childhood Education