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 May 7, 2024

Can You Erase the Mark of a Criminal Record? Labor Market Impacts of Criminal Record Remediation

Amanda Y. Agan, Andrew Garin, Dmitri Koustas, Alexandre Mas, Crystal Yang
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Economic Mobility & Poverty
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 Apr 20, 2024

Homelessness and the Persistence of Deprivation: Income, Employment, and Safety Net Participation

Bruce Meyer, Angela Wyse, Gillian Meyer, Alexa Grunwaldt, Derek Wu
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Apr 9, 2024

Does Nothing Stop a Bullet Like a Job? The Effects of Income on Crime

Jens Ludwig, Kevin Schnepel
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Apr 8, 2024

A Discrimination Report Card

Patrick Kline, Evan K. Rose, Christopher R. Walters
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Feb 5, 2024

Lives vs. Livelihoods: The Impact of the Great Recession on Mortality and Welfare

Amy Finkelstein, Matthew J. Notowidigdo, Frank Schilbach, Jonathan Zhang
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Nov 27, 2023

One-Sided Limited Commitment and Aggregate Risk

Yoshiki Ando, Dirk Krüger, Harald Uhlig
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Oct 24, 2023

Impacts of Home-Care Subsidies: Evidence from Quasi-Random Assignment

Yuval Ofek-Shanny, Avner Strulov-Shlain, Dan Zeltzer
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty