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 Feb 16, 2021

Evaluating Contradictory Experimental and Non-Experimental Estimates of Neighborhood Effects on Economic Outcomes for Adults

David J. Harding, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Greg J. Duncan, Lisa A. Gennetian, Lawrence F. Katz, Ronald C. Kessler, Jeffrey R. Kling, Matthew Sciandra, Jens Ludwig
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jan 21, 2021

Do Financial Concerns Make Workers Less Productive?

Supreet Kaur, Sendhil Mullainathan, Suanna Oh, Frank Schilbach
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Oct 5, 2020

Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Family Dynamics in Economically Vulnerable Households

Ariel Kalil, Susan Mayer, Rohen Shah
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Oct 5, 2020

An Adversarial Approach to Structural Estimation

Tetsuya Kaji, Elena Manresa, Guillaume Pouliot
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jun 22, 2020

Income and Poverty in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jeehoon Han, Bruce Meyer, James X. Sullivan
Topics:  COVID-19, Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Mar 3, 2020

What Determines Consumer Financial Distress? Place- and Person-Based Factors

Benjamin J. Keys, Neale Mahoney, Hanbin Yang
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Mar 3, 2020

The Cost of Convenience: Ridehailing and Traffic Fatalities

John Barrios, Yael V. Hochberg, Hanyi Yi
Topics:  Technology & Innovation, Economic Mobility & Poverty, Industrial Organization
BFI Working Paper Jan 31, 2020

Spillover Impacts on Education from Employment Guarantees

Anjali Adukia
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages, Health care, K-12 Education