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 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
BFI Working Paper Jan 20, 2022

Minimum Wages, Efficiency and Welfare

David W. Berger, Kyle F. Herkenhoff, Simon Mongey
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Dec 17, 2021

Inequality in India Declined during COVID

Arpit Gupta, Anup Malani, Bartosz Woda
Topics:  COVID-19, Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Nov 16, 2021

Converging to Convergence

Michael Kremer, Jack Willis, Yang You
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Nov 8, 2021

Depression and Shopping Behavior

Katherine Meckel, Brad Shapiro
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Oct 15, 2021

Water Treatment and Child Mortality: Evidence from Kenya

Johannes Haushofer, Michael Kremer, Ricardo Maertens, Brandon Joel Tan
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Oct 7, 2021

The Anti-Poverty, Targeting, and Labor Supply Effects of the Proposed Child Tax Credit Expansion

Kevin Corinth, Bruce Meyer, Matthew Stadnicki, Derek Wu
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty