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 18, 2024

Historical Differences in Female-Owned Manufacturing Establishments: The United States, 1850-1880

Ruveyda Gozen, Richard Hornbeck, Anders Humlum, Martin Rotemberg
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Apr 30, 2024

Gaining Steam: Incumbent Lock-in and Entrant Leapfrogging

Richard Hornbeck, Shanon Hsuan-Ming Hsu, Anders Humlum, Martin Rotemberg
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Apr 25, 2024

The Adoption of ChatGPT

Anders Humlum, Emilie Vestergaard
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Oct 12, 2023

One Giant Leap: Emancipation and Aggregate Economic Gains

Richard Hornbeck, Trevon Logan
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Mar 27, 2023

What Works for the Unemployed? Evidence from Quasi-Random Caseworker Assignments

Anders Humlum, Jakob R. Munch, Mette Rasmussen
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Mar 6, 2023

Changing Tracks: Human Capital Investment after Loss of Ability

Anders Humlum, Jakob R. Munch, Pernille Plato
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Sep 1, 2020

Dust Bowl Migrants: Identifying an Archetype

Richard Hornbeck
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Dec 30, 2019

Railroads, Reallocation, and the Rise of American Manufacturing

Richard Hornbeck, Martin Rotemberg
Topics:  Uncategorized