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 28, 2022

Gang Rule: Understanding and Countering Criminal Governance

Christopher Blattman, Gustavo Duncan, Benjamin Lessing, Santiago Tobón
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Jun 14, 2022

State-building on the Margin: An Urban Experiment in Medellín

Christopher Blattman, Gustavo Duncan, Benjamin Lessing, Santiago Tobon
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper May 16, 2022

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Reduces Crime and Violence over 10 Years: Experimental Evidence

Christopher Blattman, Sebastian Chaskel, Julian C. Jamison, Margaret Sheridan
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Sep 10, 2019

Eat Widely, Vote Wisely? Lessons from a Campaign Against Vote Buying in Uganda

Christopher Blattman, Horacio Larreguy, Benjamin Marx, Otis Reid
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Jan 15, 2019

Place Based Interventions at Scale: The Direct and Spillover Effects of Policing and City Services on Crime

Christopher Blattman, Donald Green, Daniel Ortega, Santiago Tobon
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Jul 30, 2018

The Long Term Impacts of Grants on Poverty: 9-Year Evidence from Uganda’s Youth Opportunities Program

Christopher Blattman, Nathan Fiala, Sebastian Martinez
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Mar 27, 2018

Engineering Informal Institutions: Long Run Impacts of Alternative Dispute Resolution on Violence and Property Rights in Liberia

Alexandra Hartman, Robert Blair, Christopher Blattman
Topics:  Uncategorized