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 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 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 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 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 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