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 Aug 8, 2022

When is Sovereign Debt Odious? A Theory of Government Repression, Growth Traps, and Growth Boosts

Viral V. Acharya, Raghuram Rajan, Jack Shim
Topics:  Fiscal Studies, Financial Markets
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
BFI Working Paper May 12, 2022

Fiscal Policy in a Networked Economy

Joel P. Flynn, Christina Patterson, John Sturm
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Apr 11, 2022

Tax Aversion and the Social Contract in Africa

James Robinson
Topics:  Development Economics, Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Feb 21, 2022

Does Welfare Prevent Crime? The Criminal Justice Outcomes of Youth Removed from SSI

Manasi Deshpande, Michael Mueller-Smith
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Jan 31, 2022

A Goldilocks Theory of Fiscal Deficits

Atif R. Mian, Ludwig Straub, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Dec 14, 2021

Money Markets, Collateral and Monetary Policy

Fiorella De Fiore, Marie Hoerova, Harald Uhlig
Topics:  Financial Markets, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Oct 27, 2021

A Temporary VAT Cut as Unconventional Fiscal Policy

Rüdiger Bachmann, Benjamin Born, Olga Goldfayn-Frank, Georgi Kocharkov, Ralph Luetticke, Michael Weber
Topics:  Fiscal Studies