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, 2021

Task Based Discrimination

Erik Hurst, Yona Rubinstein, Kazuatsu Shimizu
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Jul 20, 2020

The U.S. Labor Market During the Beginning of the Pandemic Recession

Tomaz Cajner, Leland D. Crane, Ryan A. Decker , John Grigsby, Adrian Hamins-Puertolas, Erik Hurst, Christopher Kurz, Ahu Yildirmaz
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Feb 4, 2020

A Cross-Cohort Analysis of Human Capital Specialization and the College Gender Wage Gap

Carolyn Sloane, Erik Hurst, Dan Black
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Higher Education & Workforce Training
BFI Working Paper Jan 30, 2020

Income Growth and the Distributional Effects of Urban Spatial Sorting

Erik Hurst, Victor Couture, Cecile Gaubert, Jessie Handbury
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Jun 18, 2019

The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth

Chang-Tai Hsieh, Erik Hurst, Charles I. Jones, Peter J. Klenow
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Mar 8, 2019

Aggregate Nominal Wage Adjustments: New Evidence from Administrative Payroll Data

John Grigsby, Erik Hurst, Ahu Yildirmaz
Topics:  Uncategorized
Journal Article Feb 3, 2019

Regional Heterogeneity and the Refinancing Channel of Monetary Policy

Martin Beraja, Andreas Fuster, Erik Hurst, Joseph S. Vavra
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Jan 16, 2019

The Aggregate Implications of Regional Business Cycles

Martin Beraja, Juan Ospina, Erik Hurst
Topics:  Fiscal Studies, Monetary Policy, Economic Mobility & Poverty, Technology & Innovation