BFI Working Papers

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BFI Working Paper Jul 20, 2021

Athletes Greatly Benefit from Participation in Sports at the College and Secondary Level

James Heckman, Colleen P. Loughlin
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Apr 14, 2021

The Distributional Effects of Student Loan Forgiveness

Sylvain Catherine, Constantine Yannelis
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Oct 12, 2020

Human Capital Depreciation

Michael Dinerstein, Rigissa Megalokonomou , Constantine Yannelis
Topics:  K-12 Education, Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Sep 21, 2020

Tapping into Talent: Coupling Education and Innovation Policies for Economic Growth

Ufuk Akcigit, Jeremy Pearce, Marta Prato
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Aug 31, 2020

Who Profits From Amateurism? Rent-Sharing in Modern College Sports

Craig Garthwaite, Jordan Keener, Matthew J. Notowidigdo, Nicole F. Ozminkowski
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Feb 13, 2020

The Returns to College(s): Estimating Value-Added and Match Effects in Higher Education

Jack Mountjoy, Brent R. Hickman
Topics:  Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Feb 4, 2020

A Cross-Cohort Analysis of Human Capital Specialization and the College Gender Wage Gap

Carolyn Sloane, Erik Hurst, Dan Black
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Sep 10, 2019

IQ, Expectations, and Choice

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