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 Dec 2, 2020

Imperfect Competition, Compensating Differentials and Rent Sharing in the U.S. Labor Market

Thibaut Lamadon, Magne Mogstad, Bradley Setzler
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Sep 30, 2020

Temporary Unemployment and Labor Market Dynamics During the COVID-19 Recession

Jessica Gallant, Kory Kroft, Fabian Lange, Matthew J. Notowidigdo
Topics:  Employment & Wages
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 Aug 6, 2020

How Much Should We Trust Estimates of Firm Effects and Worker Sorting?

Stéphane Bonhomme, Kerstin Holzheu, Thibaut Lamadon, Elena Manresa, Magne Mogstad, Bradley Setzler
Topics:  Employment & Wages
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 Mar 4, 2019

Disability and Distress: The Effect of Disability Programs on Financial Outcomes

Manasi Deshpande, Tal Gross, Yalun Su
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Jan 16, 2019

The Aggregate Implications of Regional Business Cycles

Martin Beraja, Juan Ospina, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Fiscal Studies, Monetary Policy, Economic Mobility & Poverty, Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Aug 17, 2018

The Effects of Sexism on American Women: The Role of Norms vs. Discrimination

Kerwin Kofi Charles, Jonathan Guryan, Jessica Pan
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training