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 Jan 31, 2022

A Goldilocks Theory of Fiscal Deficits

Atif R. Mian, Ludwig Straub, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Oct 26, 2021

Household Credit as Stimulus? Evidence from Brazil

Gabriel Garber, Atif R. Mian, Jacopo Ponticelli, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Oct 19, 2021

Falling Rates and Rising Superstars

Thomas Kroen, Ernest Liu, Atif R. Mian, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Sep 22, 2021

What Explains the Decline in r*? Rising Income Inequality Versus Demographic Shifts

Atif Mian, Ludwig Straub, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Aug 17, 2021

Financial Crises: A Survey

Amir Sufi, Alan M. Taylor
Topics:  Financial Markets
BFI Working Paper Jan 28, 2019

Low Interest Rates, Market Power, and Productivity Growth

Ernest Liu, Atif Mian, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Monetary Policy, Financial Markets, Employment & Wages, Technology & Innovation, Fiscal Studies
BFI Working Paper Oct 9, 2018

Household Debt and Recession in Brazil

Gabriel Garber, Atif Mian, Jacopo Ponticelli, Amir Sufi
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty