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, 2021

Falling Rates and Rising Superstars

Thomas Kroen, Ernest Liu, Atif R. Mian, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Oct 5, 2021

Investing in Lending Technology: IT Spending in Banking

Zhiguo He, Sheila Jiang, Douglas Xu, Xiao Yin
Topics:  Financial Markets, Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Sep 29, 2021

Community Membership and Reciprocity in Lending: Evidence from Informal Markets

Rimmy Tomy, Regina Wittenberg-Moerman
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Sep 27, 2021

Human Frictions in the Transmission of Economic Policy

Francesco D'Acunto, Daniel Hoang, Maritta Paloviita, Michael Weber
Topics:  K-12 Education, Higher Education & Workforce Training, Monetary Policy, Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Aug 23, 2021

Competition and Selection in Credit Markets

Constantine Yannelis, Anthony Lee Zhang
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Aug 17, 2021

Financial Crises: A Survey

Amir Sufi, Alan M. Taylor
Topics:  Financial Markets
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