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 May 15, 2024

Optimal Mortgage Refinancing with Inattention

David W. Berger, Konstantin Milbradt, Fabrice Tourre, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  Monetary Policy
BFI Working Paper Jan 8, 2024

Refinancing Frictions, Mortgage Pricing and Redistribution

David W. Berger, Konstantin Milbradt, Fabrice Tourre, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Sep 11, 2023

Monetary Policy and the Labor Market: A Quasi-Experiment in Sweden

John Coglianese, Maria Olsson, Christina Patterson
Topics:  Monetary Policy, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Aug 25, 2023

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

Peter Ganong, Fiona Greig, Pascal Noel, Daniel M. Sullivan, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  Employment & Wages, COVID-19
BFI Working Paper Jul 10, 2023

Bottlenecks: Sectoral Imbalances and the US Productivity Slowdown

Daron Acemoglu, David Autor, Christina Patterson
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Apr 18, 2023

Local and National Concentration Trends in Jobs and Sales: the Role of Structural Transformation

David Autor, Christina Patterson, John Van Reenen
Topics:  Industrial Organization, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Mar 17, 2023

Market Size and Trade in Medical Services

Jonathan Dingel, Joshua Gottlieb, Maya Lozinski, Pauline Mourot
Topics:  Health care
BFI Working Paper Nov 9, 2022

National Wage Setting

Jonathon Hazell, Christina Patterson, Heather Sarsons, Bledi Taska
Topics:  Employment & Wages