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 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 Nov 16, 2021

COVID-19 Uncertainty: A Tale of Two Tails

Philip Bunn, David Altig, Lena Anayi, Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylov, Paul Mizen, Greg Thwaites
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Jul 21, 2021

Let Me Work From Home, or I Will Find Another Job

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Jun 30, 2021

How Americans Respond to Idiosyncratic and Exogenous Changes in Household Wealth and Unearned Income

Mikhail Golosov, Michael Graber, Magne Mogstad, David Novgorodsky
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jun 28, 2021

Task Based Discrimination

Erik Hurst, Yona Rubinstein, Kazuatsu Shimizu
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Jun 3, 2021

Family Background, Neighborhoods and Intergenerational Mobility

Magne Mogstad, Gaute Torsvik
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jun 3, 2021

Beyond Health: Non-Health Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance

Manasi Deshpande, Lee Lockwood
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Apr 22, 2021

Why Working From Home Will Stick

Jose Maria Barrero, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages