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 Jul 19, 2022

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 Jan 21, 2022

Should We Have Automatic Triggers for Unemployment Benefit Duration and How Costly Would They Be?

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Peter Ganong, Jonathan Gruber
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
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 27, 2020

Why Do Borrowers Default on Mortgages? A New Method For Causal Attribution

Peter Ganong, Pascal Noel
Topics:  Uncategorized
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 Apr 21, 2020

Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks

Peter Ganong, Damon Jones, Pascal Noel, Diana Farrell, Fiona Greig, Chris Wheat
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Jan 28, 2020

The Employment Effects of the Social Security Earnings Test

Alexander M. Gelber, Damon Jones, Daniel W. Sacks, Jae Song
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper May 22, 2019

The Decline, Rebound, and Further Rise in SNAP Enrollment: Disentangling Business Cycle Fluctuations and Policy Changes

Peter Ganong, Jeffrey B. Liebman
Topics:  Employment & Wages