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 Sep 2, 2021

What Explains the Decline in r*? Rising Income Inequality Versus Demographic Shifts

Atif Mian, Ludwig Straub, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Aug 30, 2021

Errors in Reporting and Imputation of Government Benefits and Their Implications

Pablo A. Celhay, Bruce Meyer, Nikolas Mittag
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Aug 30, 2021

The Consumption, Income, and Well-Being of Single Mother Headed Families 25 Years After Welfare Reform

Jeehoon Han, Bruce Meyer, James X. Sullivan
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Aug 25, 2021

Demographics, Wealth, and Global Imbalances in the Twenty-First Century

Adrien Auclert, Hannes Malmberg, Frédéric Martenet, Matthew Rognlie
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jul 27, 2021

A Note on the Level of Customer Support by State Governments: A Mystery-Shopping Approach

Oeindrila Dube, Sendhil Mullainathan, Devin Pope
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jun 30, 2021

How Americans Respond to Idiosyncratic and Exogenous Changes in Household Wealth and Unearned Income

Mikhail Golosov, Michael Graber, Magne Mogstad, David Novgorodsky
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jun 3, 2021

Family Background, Neighborhoods and Intergenerational Mobility

Magne Mogstad, Gaute Torsvik
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jun 1, 2021

Learning about Homelessness Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data

Bruce Meyer, Angela Wyse, Alexa Grunwaldt, Carla Medalia, Derek Wu
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty