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 Oct 26, 2021

It All Starts with Beliefs: Addressing the Roots of Educational Inequities by Shifting Parental Beliefs

John List, Julie Pernaudet, Dana Suskind
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper May 24, 2021

How Experiments with Children Inform Economics

John List, Ragan Petrie, Anya Samek
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Dec 28, 2020

The Social Side of Early Human Capital Formation: Using a Field Experiment to Estimate the Causal Impact of Neighborhoods

John List, Fatemeh Momeni, Yves Zenou
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Dec 14, 2020

The Value of Time in the United States: Estimates from Nationwide Natural Field Experiments

Ariel Goldszmidt, John List, Robert D. Metcalfe, Ian Muir, V. Kerry Smith, Jenny Wang
Topics:  Uncategorized
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
BFI Working Paper Oct 16, 2020

Introducing CogX: A New Preschool Education Program Combining Parent and Child Interventions

Roland Fryer, Steve Levitt, John List, Anya Samek
Topics:  Early Childhood Education
BFI Working Paper Sep 30, 2020

Reservation Wages and Workers’ Valuation of Job Flexibility: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment

Kuan-Ming Chen, Claire Ding, John List, Magne Mogstad
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Aug 19, 2020

The $100 Million Nudge: Increasing Tax Compliance of Businesses and the Self-Employed using a Natural Field Experiment

Justin E. Holz, John List, Alejandro Zentner, Marvin Cardoza, Joaquin Zentner
Topics:  Fiscal Studies