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 Jun 16, 2022

Scarcity and Inattention

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, Rohen Shah
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper May 26, 2022

Portrayals of Race and Gender: Sentiment in 100 Years of Children’s Literature

Anjali Adukia, Callista Christ, Anjali Das, Ayush Raj
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper May 25, 2022

Measuring Representation of Race, Gender, and Age in Children’s Books: Face Detection and Feature Classification in Illustrated Images

Teodora Szasz, Emileigh Harrison, Ping-Jung Liu, Ping-Chang Lin, Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Anjali Adukia
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper May 2, 2022

Measuring Knowledge

James Heckman, Jin Zhou
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper May 2, 2022

Investing in Early Childhood Development in Preschool and at Home

Greg Duncan, Ariel Kalil, Magne Mogstad, Mari Rege
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Mar 1, 2022

Seeing the Future: A Better Way to Model and Test for Adaptive Developmental Plasticity

Anup Malani, Stacy Rosenbaum, Susan C. Alberts, Elizabeth A. Archie
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Oct 26, 2021

It All Starts with Beliefs: Addressing the Roots of Educational Inequities by Shifting Parental Beliefs

John List, Julie Pernaudet, Dana Suskind
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
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