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 Apr 25, 2022

The Marginal Propensity to Consume in Heterogeneous Agent Models

Greg Kaplan, Giovanni L. Violante
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 Sep 2, 2020

The Great Lockdown and the Big Stimulus: Tracing the Pandemic Possibility Frontier for the US

Greg Kaplan, Benjamin Moll, Giovanni L. Violante
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Apr 6, 2020

Macroeconomic Implications of COVID-19: Can Negative Supply Shocks Cause Demand Shortages?

Veronica Guerrieri, Guido Lorenzoni, Ludwig Straub, Iván Werning
Topics:  COVID-19, Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Feb 19, 2020

Markups, Labor Market Inequality and the Nature of Work

Greg Kaplan, Piotr Zoch
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 Jan 30, 2020

Income Growth and the Distributional Effects of Urban Spatial Sorting

Erik Hurst, Victor Couture, Cecile Gaubert, Jessie Handbury
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Aug 12, 2019

The End of the American Dream? Inequality and Segregation in US Cities

Veronica Guerrieri, Alessandra Fogli
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, K-12 Education