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 Jul 20, 2021

The Evolution from Life Insurance to Financial Engineering

Ralph Koijen, Motohiro Yogo
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Jul 13, 2021

Quantifying the High-Frequency Trading “Arms Race”

Matteo Aquilina, Eric Budish, Peter O’Neill
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Jul 7, 2021

Test Assets and Weak Factors

Stefano Giglio, Dacheng Xiu, Dake Zhang
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Jun 28, 2021

In Search of the Origins of Financial Fluctuations: The Inelastic Markets Hypothesis

Xavier Gabaix, Ralph Koijen
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Jun 18, 2021

Dissecting Green Returns

Lubos Pastor, Robert F. Stambaugh, Lucian A. Taylor
Topics:  Financial Markets, Energy & Environment
BFI Working Paper Jun 16, 2021

Stock Prices and Economic Activity in the Time of Coronavirus

Steven J. Davis, Dingqian Liu, Xuguang Simon Sheng
Topics:  COVID-19, Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper May 24, 2021

Monetary Policy, Redistribution, and Risk Premia

Rohan Kekre, Moritz Lenel
Topics:  Monetary Policy, Financial Markets
White Paper May 24, 2021

The Distinctive Character of Policy-Driven Stock Market Jumps

Scott R. Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Marco Sammon
Topics:  Financial Markets