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 Feb 11, 2021

Spending and Job Search Impacts of Expanded Unemployment Benefits: Evidence from Administrative Micro Data

Peter Ganong, Fiona Greig, Max Liebeskind, Pascal Noel, Daniel M. Sullivan, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  Employment & Wages, COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Oct 30, 2020

The Rise of Niche Consumption

Brent Neiman, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Aug 24, 2020

US Unemployment Insurance Replacement Rates During the Pandemic

Peter Ganong, Pascal Noel, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  Employment & Wages, COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Jul 27, 2020

Why Do Borrowers Default on Mortgages? A New Method For Causal Attribution

Peter Ganong, Pascal Noel
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Jul 21, 2020

Initial Impacts of the Pandemic on Consumer Behavior: Evidence from Linked Income, Spending, and Savings Data

Natalie Cox, Peter Ganong, Pascal Noel, Joseph S. Vavra, Arlene Wong, Diana Farrell, Fiona Greig
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Apr 21, 2020

Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks

Peter Ganong, Damon Jones, Pascal Noel, Diana Farrell, Fiona Greig, Chris Wheat
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Apr 18, 2020

Childcare Obligations Will Constrain Many Workers When Reopening the US Economy

Jonathan Dingel, Christina Patterson, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper May 22, 2019

The Decline, Rebound, and Further Rise in SNAP Enrollment: Disentangling Business Cycle Fluctuations and Policy Changes

Peter Ganong, Jeffrey B. Liebman
Topics:  Employment & Wages