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 Apr 3, 2024

Bridging Theory and Empirical Research in Accounting

Matthias Breuer, Eva Labro, Haresh Sapra, Anastasia A. Zakolyukina
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Aug 15, 2023

Sovereign Debt and Economic Growth When Government is Myopic and Self-interested

Viral V. Acharya, Raghuram Rajan, Jack Shim
Topics:  Fiscal Studies, Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Jun 20, 2023

The Value of Student Debt Relief and the Role of Administrative Barriers: Evidence from the Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program

Brian Jacob, Damon Jones, Benjamin J. Keys
Topics:  Fiscal Studies, Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper May 15, 2023

Judging Nudging: Understanding the Welfare Effects of Nudges Versus Taxes

John List, Matthias Rodemeier, Sutanuka Roy, Gregory K. Sun
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper May 8, 2023

Debt Moratoria: Evidence from Student Loan Forbearance

Michael Dinerstein, Constantine Yannelis, Ching-Tse Chen
Topics:  Fiscal Studies, Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper May 8, 2023

Toward an Understanding of Tax Amnesties: Theory and Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment

Patricia Gil, Justin E. Holz, John List, Andrew Simon, Alejandro Zentner
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Apr 5, 2023

Beyond Pigou: Externalities and Civil Society in the Supply-Demand Framework

Casey Mulligan
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Jun 28, 2022

Excess Savings and Twin Deficits: The Transmission of Fiscal Stimulus in Open Economies

Rishabh Aggarwal, Adrien Auclert, Matthew Rognlie, Ludwig Straub
Topics:  Fiscal Studies