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 Oct 19, 2022

In Victory or Defeat: Consumption Responses to Wealth Shocks

Alex Imas, Tse-Chun Lin, Yan Luo, Xiaohuan Wang
Topics:  Financial Markets, Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Oct 4, 2022

Three Criteria for Evaluating Social Programs

James Heckman, Jorge Luis García
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Aug 26, 2022

Welfare Reform and the Quality of Young Children’s Home Environments

Ariel Kalil, Hope Corman, Dhaval Dave, Ofira Schwarz-Soicher, Nancy E. Reichman
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Aug 23, 2022

Real-Time Poverty, Material Well-Being, and the Child Tax Credit

Jeehoon Han, Bruce Meyer, James X. Sullivan
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Aug 22, 2022

Intergenerational Transmission of Family Influence

Sadegh S. M. Eshaghnia, James Heckman, Rasmus Landersø, Rafeh Qureshi
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Aug 3, 2022

Stigma in Welfare Programs

Pablo A. Celhay, Bruce Meyer, Nikolas Mittag
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
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