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 7, 2024

Can You Erase the Mark of a Criminal Record? Labor Market Impacts of Criminal Record Remediation

Amanda Y. Agan, Andrew Garin, Dmitri Koustas, Alexandre Mas, Crystal Yang
Topics:  Employment & Wages, Economic Mobility & Poverty
BFI Working Paper Apr 30, 2024

New Gig Work or Changes in Reporting? Understanding Self-Employment Trends in Tax Data

Andrew Garin, Emilie Jackson, Dmitri Koustas
Topics:  Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Oct 12, 2023

Labor Market Impacts of Reducing Felony Convictions

Amanda Y. Agan, Andrew Garin, Dmitri Koustas, Alexandre Mas, Crystal Yang
Topics:  Economic Mobility & Poverty, Employment & Wages
BFI Working Paper Aug 9, 2023

The Impact of Incarceration on Employment, Earnings, and Tax Filing

Andrew Garin, Dmitri Koustas, Carl McPherson, Samuel Norris, Matthew Pecenco, Evan K. Rose, Yotam Shem-Tov, Jeffrey Weaver
Topics:  Employment & Wages
May 24, 2023

The Evolution of Platform Gig Work, 2012-2021

Andrew Garin, Emilie Jackson, Dmitri Koustas, Alicia Miller
Topics:  Employment & Wages
White Paper Apr 20, 2020

Relief for Self-Employed Workers: Why the Hold Up and How to Fix It

Andrew Garin, Dmitri Koustas
Topics:  COVID-19, Employment & Wages