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 Aug 16, 2021

Contract Labor and Firm Growth in India

Marianne Bertrand, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Nick Tsivanidis
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Apr 12, 2021

Do Workfare Programs Live Up to Their Promises? Experimental Evidence from Cote D’Ivoire

Marianne Bertrand, Bruno Crépon, Alicia Marguerie, Patrick Premand
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Nov 30, 2020

Special Deals from Special Investors: The Rise of State-Connected Private Owners in China

Chong-En Bai, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Zheng Song, Xin Wang
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Sep 3, 2020

Measuring the Cost of Living in Mexico and the US

David Argente, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Munseob Lee
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Aug 3, 2020

Measuring the Labor Market at the Onset of the COVID-19 Crisis

Alexander W. Bartik, Marianne Bertrand, Feng Lin, Jesse Rothstein, Matthew Unrath
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Jul 21, 2020

The Cost of Privacy: Welfare Effects of the Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases

David Argente, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Munseob Lee
Topics:  COVID-19
White Paper Jul 8, 2020

How COVID-19 is Changing Americans’ Behaviors, Expectations, and Political Views

Marianne Bertrand, Guglielmo Briscese, Maddalena Grignani, Salma Nassar
Topics:  COVID-19
White Paper Jun 19, 2020

Post-Lockdown Economic Recovery in China: April and May

Qin Chen, Zhiguo He, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Zheng Michael Song
Topics:  COVID-19