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 21, 2022

The Size and Census Coverage of the U.S. Homeless Population

Bruce Meyer, Angela Wyse, Kevin Corinth
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Apr 25, 2022

The Marginal Propensity to Consume in Heterogeneous Agent Models

Greg Kaplan, Giovanni L. Violante
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Apr 4, 2022

Dads and Daughters: Disentangling Altruism and Investment Motives for Spending on Children

Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Seema Jayachandran
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Mar 28, 2022

Changes in the Distribution of Economic Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Nationally Representative Consumption Data

Bruce Meyer, Connacher Murphy, James X. Sullivan
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Mar 28, 2022

The Change in Poverty from 1995 to 2016 Among Single Parent Families

Kevin Corinth, Bruce Meyer, Derek Wu
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Feb 21, 2022

The Great Gatsby Curve

Steven Durlauf, Andros Kourtellos, Chih Ming Tan
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jan 25, 2022

The Second World War, Inequality and the Social Contract in England

Leander Heldring, James Robinson, Parker J. Whitfill
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jan 21, 2022

Should We Have Automatic Triggers for Unemployment Benefit Duration and How Costly Would They Be?

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Peter Ganong, Jonathan Gruber
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty