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 27, 2022

The Economic Limits of Bitcoin and Anonymous, Decentralized Trust on the Blockchain

Eric Budish
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Jan 14, 2022

Experimental Entrepreneurs

David Galenson
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Jan 3, 2022

International Trade and Innovation

Ufuk Akcigit, Marc Melitz
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Oct 5, 2021

Investing in Lending Technology: IT Spending in Banking

Zhiguo He, Sheila Jiang, Douglas Xu, Xiao Yin
Topics:  Financial Markets, Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Sep 20, 2021

Fragile Algorithms and Fallible Decision-Makers: Lessons from the Justice System

Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Aug 11, 2021

The Relationship Dilemma: Why Do Banks Differ in the Pace at Which They Adopt New Technology?

Prachi Mishra, Nagpurnanand Prabhala, Raghuram Rajan
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Jul 13, 2021

Work from Home & Productivity: Evidence from Personnel & Analytics Data on IT Professionals

Michael Gibbs, Friederike Mengel, Christoph Siemroth
Topics:  Technology & Innovation, COVID-19, Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Jan 8, 2021

COVID-19 Shifted Patent Applications toward Technologies that Support Working from Home

Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Yulia Zhestkova
Topics:  COVID-19, Technology & Innovation