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 May 15, 2024

Predicting Police Misconduct

Greg Stoddard, Dylan J. Fitzpatrick, Jens Ludwig
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Apr 9, 2024

Does Nothing Stop a Bullet Like a Job? The Effects of Income on Crime

Jens Ludwig, Kevin Schnepel
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Feb 5, 2024

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Algorithms

Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan, Ashesh Rambachan
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Mar 13, 2023

Machine Learning as a Tool for Hypothesis Generation

Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Feb 20, 2023

Automating Automaticity: How the Context of Human Choice Affects the Extent of Algorithmic Bias

Amanda Agan, Diag Davenport, Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Mar 21, 2022

Policing and Management

Max Kapustin, Terrence Neumann, Jens Ludwig
Topics:  Uncategorized
BFI Working Paper Sep 20, 2021

Fragile Algorithms and Fallible Decision-Makers: Lessons from the Justice System

Jens Ludwig, Sendhil Mullainathan
Topics:  Technology & Innovation
BFI Working Paper Jul 27, 2021

A Note on the Level of Customer Support by State Governments: A Mystery-Shopping Approach

Oeindrila Dube, Sendhil Mullainathan, Devin Pope
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty