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 May 24, 2021

A Welfare Analysis of Tax Structures with Love-of-Variety Preferences

Kory Kroft, Jean-William P. Laliberté, René Leal Vizcaíno, Matthew J. Notowidigdo
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Mar 22, 2021

Sovereign Debt Ratchets and Welfare Destruction

Peter M. DeMarzo, Zhiguo He, Fabrice Tourre
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Feb 22, 2021

Fiscal Policy and Households’ Inflation Expectations: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial

Olivier Coibion, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Michael Weber
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Feb 5, 2021

Tax Refund Uncertainty: Evidence and Welfare Implications

Sydnee Caldwell, Scott Nelson, Daniel Waldinger
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Jan 25, 2021

Rethinking How We Score Capital Gains Tax Reform

Natasha Sarin, Lawrence H. Summers, Owen M. Zidar, Eric Zwick
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
Journal Article Nov 10, 2020

The Price of Macroeconomic Uncertainty with Tenuous Beliefs

Lars Peter Hansen, Thomas J. Sargent
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Nov 5, 2020

Structured Ambiguity and Model Misspecification

Lars Peter Hansen, Thomas J. Sargent
Topics:  Fiscal Studies, Monetary Policy
BFI Working Paper Aug 19, 2020

The $100 Million Nudge: Increasing Tax Compliance of Businesses and the Self-Employed using a Natural Field Experiment

Justin E. Holz, John List, Alejandro Zentner, Marvin Cardoza, Joaquin Zentner
Topics:  Fiscal Studies