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 Jun 13, 2022

Cognitive Endurance as Human Capital

Christina Brown, Supreet Kaur, Geeta Kingdon, Heather Schofield
Topics:  K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Jan 31, 2022

Teacher Labor Market Equilibrium and Student Achievement

Michael Bates, Michael Dinerstein, Andrew C. Johnston, Isaac Sorkin
Topics:  K-12 Education, Employment & Wages, Industrial Organization
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 Jul 29, 2021

What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books

Anjali Adukia, Alex Eble, Emileigh Harrison, Hakizumwami Birali Runesha, Teodora Szasz
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Jun 25, 2021

The Impact of Free Secondary Education: Experimental Evidence from Ghana

Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, Michael Kremer
Topics:  K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Mar 10, 2021

Not Too Late: Improving Academic Outcomes Among Adolescents

Jonathan Guryan, Jens Ludwig, Monica P. Bhatt, Philip J. Cook, Jonathan M.V. Davis, Kenneth Dodge, George Farkas, Roland G. Fryer Jr, Susan Mayer, Harold Pollack, Laurence Steinberg
Topics:  K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Jan 4, 2021

Simple and Credible Value-Added Estimation Using Centralized School Assignment

Joshua Angrist, Peter Hull, Parag Pathak, Christopher Walters
Topics:  K-12 Education
BFI Working Paper Oct 16, 2020

Productivity Versus Motivation in Adolescent Human Capital Production: Evidence from a Structurally-Motivated Field Experiment

Christopher S. Cotton, Brent R. Hickman, John List, Joseph Price, Sutanuka Roy
Topics:  Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education