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, Development Innovation Lab Sep 16, 2022

Can Education be Standardized? Evidence from Kenya

Guthrie Gray-Lobe, Anthony Keats, Michael Kremer, Isaac Mbiti, Owen Ozier
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper, Development Innovation Lab Sep 8, 2022

Blue Spoons: Sparking Communication About Appropriate Technology Use

Arun G. Chandrasekhar, Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer, João F. Pugliese, Jonathan Robinson, Frank Schilbach
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper, Development Innovation Lab Jul 5, 2022

Expanding Capacity for Vaccines Against Covid-19 and Future Pandemics: A Review of Economic Issues

Susan Athey, Juan Camilo Castillo, Esha Chaudhuri, Michael Kremer, Alexandre Simoes Gomes, Christopher M. Snyder
Topics:  COVID-19
BFI Working Paper, Development Innovation Lab May 31, 2022

The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans

Kevin Carney, Michael Kremer, Xinyue Lin, Gautam Rao
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper, Development Innovation Lab Mar 30, 2022

Water Treatment and Child Mortality: A Meta-analysis and Cost-effectiveness Analysis

Michael Kremer, Stephen Luby, Ricardo Maertens, Brandon Tan, Witold Więcek
Topics:  Development Economics
Development Innovation Lab, Journal Article Feb 10, 2022

Testing fractional doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Witold Więcek, Amrita Ahuja, Esha Chaudhuri, Michael Kremer, Alexandre Simoes Gomes, Christopher M. Snyder, Alex Tabarrok, Brandon Joel Tan
Topics:  Development Economics
BFI Working Paper Nov 16, 2021

Converging to Convergence

Michael Kremer, Jack Willis, Yang You
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Oct 15, 2021

Water Treatment and Child Mortality: Evidence from Kenya

Johannes Haushofer, Michael Kremer, Ricardo Maertens, Brandon Joel Tan
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty