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 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
BFI Working Paper Jan 21, 2021

Do Financial Concerns Make Workers Less Productive?

Supreet Kaur, Sendhil Mullainathan, Suanna Oh, Frank Schilbach
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
White Paper Jun 22, 2020

Actionable Policy Insights to Cut the Red Tape in the Face of COVID-19

Alison Alexander, Gabriel Prado Correa, Jaymal Patel, Boseong Yun
Topics:  COVID-19, Health care
BFI Working Paper May 21, 2019

Simplicity Creates Inequity: Implications for Fairness, Stereotypes, and Interpretability

Jon Kleinberg, Sendhil Mullainathan
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Technology & Innovation