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 28, 2024

Climate Change Economics over Time and Space

Klaus Desmet, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg
Topics:  Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Feb 25, 2024

Long-Range Forecasts as Climate Adaptation: Experimental Evidence from Developing-Country Agriculture

Fiona Burlig, Amir Jina, Erin M. Kelley, Gregory Lane, Harshil Sahai
Topics:  Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Nov 15, 2023

Does the World Free Ride on US Pledges to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Evidence from the Paris Climate Agreement

Trevor Houser, Kate Larsen, Michael Greenstone
Topics:  Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Nov 2, 2023

How Should Climate Change Uncertainty Impact Social Valuation and Policy?

Michael Barnett, William Brock, Lars Peter Hansen, Hong Zhang
Topics:  Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Oct 25, 2023

Environmental Consequences of Hydrocarbon Infrastructure Policy

Thomas Covert, Ryan Kellogg
Topics:  Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Sep 20, 2023

Private Actions in the Presence of Externalities: The Health Impacts of Reducing Air Pollution Peaks but not Ambient Exposure

Susanna B. Berkouwer, Joshua Dean
Topics:  Health care, Energy & Environment, Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Aug 29, 2023

Does the Squeaky Wheel Get More Grease? The Direct and Indirect Effects of Citizen Participation on Environmental Governance in China

Mark Buntaine, Michael Greenstone, Guojun He, Mengdi Liu, Shaoda Wang, Bing Zhang
Topics:  Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Jul 10, 2023

Think Globally, Act Globally: Opportunities to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Rachel Glennerster, Seema Jayachandran
Topics:  Development Economics, Energy & Environment