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1.

Taxation and Innovation: What Do We Know?

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-70
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 20 May 2020
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University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Harvard University - Department of Economics

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2.

Robust Identification of Investor Beliefs

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-69
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 20 May 2020
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Yale University - Cowles Foundation, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and MIT Sloan School of Management

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3.

Political Economy of Shelter-in-Place Compliance

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-68
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 May 2020
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University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy
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The Persuasive Effect of Fox News: Non-Compliance with Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-67
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 May 2020
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Columbia University - Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of Chicago

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The Economics of Time-Limited Development Options: The Case of Oil and Gas Leases

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-66
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 18 May 2020
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Government of the United States of America - Congressional Budget Office (CBO), University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy and Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service

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Job Loss and Behavioral Change: The Unprecedented Effects of the India Lockdown in Delhi

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-65
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 15 May 2020
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University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics, University of British Columbia (UBC) - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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7.

US Unemployment Insurance Replacement Rates During the Pandemic

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-62
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 15 May 2020 Last Revised: 18 May 2020
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University of Chicago, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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8.

The Cost of Privacy: Welfare Effects of the Disclosure of Covid-19 Cases

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-64
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 15 May 2020
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Pennsylvania State University, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
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Expected Health Effects of Reduced Air Pollution from COVID-19 Social Distancing

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-61
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 May 2020
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University of Chicago, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Greensboro - Bryan School of Business & Economics, Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business, Yale University - School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Department of Economics

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The U.S. Labor Market During the Beginning of the Pandemic Recession

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-58
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 May 2020
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Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, University of Chicago, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP)

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11.

Controlling Epidemic Spread: Reducing Economic Losses with Targeted Closures

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-57
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 May 2020 Last Revised: 20 May 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and Northwestern University - Dept. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
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12.

The Cost of the COVID-19 Crisis: Lockdowns, Macroeconomic Expectations, and Consumer Spending

Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 20-08, Fama-Miller Working Paper, University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-60
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 06 May 2020
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University of Texas at Austin, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Finance

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The Cost of the COVID-19 Crisis: Lockdowns, Macroeconomic Expectations, and Consumer Spending

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-60
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 May 2020
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University of Texas at Austin, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Finance

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14.

COVID-19 Is Also a Reallocation Shock

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-59
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 May 2020
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ITAM - Business School, Stanford University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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15.

Belief in Science Influences Physical Distancing in Response to COVID-19 Lockdown Policies

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-56
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 04 May 2020
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University of Oxford, Bocconi University, University of Oxford - Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, Students and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy
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Income, Liquidity, and the Consumption Response to the 2020 Economic Stimulus Payments

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-55
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2020
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Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Department of Finance, Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics, , Columbia University - Columbia Business School and University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Finance, Students

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17.

Estimation of COVID-19 Prevalence from Serology Tests: A Partial Identification Approach

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-54
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 13 May 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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18.

Coordination and Social Distancing: Inertia in the Aggregate Response to COVID-19

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-53
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 27 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 08 May 2020
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University of Chicago Harris School and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy

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19.

Did the Paycheck Protection Program Hit the Target?

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-52
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 27 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Finance, Students and University of Chicago - Finance

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20.

Which Workers Bear the Burden of Social Distancing Policies?

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-51
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 27 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago, Federal Reserve Banks - Federal Reserve Bank of New York and University of Chicago

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21.

A Political Model of Trust

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-50
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 27 Apr 2020
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California Institute of Technology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy

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22.

Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-49
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 23 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, JP Morgan Chase & Co. - JP Morgan Chase Institute, JP Morgan Chase & Co. - JP Morgan Chase Institute and JP Morgan Chase & Co. - JP Morgan Chase Institute
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23.

Economic Activity and the Value of Medical Innovation during a Pandemic

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-48
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 21 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago

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Workforce Composition, Productivity, and Labor Regulations in a Compensating Differentials Theory of Informality

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-45
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 21 Apr 2020
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University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)

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25.

Childcare Obligations Will Constrain Many Workers When Reopening the US Economy

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-46
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Northwestern University, Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Internal and External Effects of Social Distancing in a Pandemic

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-47
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Apr 2020
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MIT Sloan School of Management, Princeton University - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Department of Economics
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27.

Misinformation During a Pandemic

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-44
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 21 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Harvard University, Department of Economics, University of Warwick, Faculty of Social Studies, Department of Economics, Students and University of Zurich
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28.

Macroeconomic Dynamics and Reallocation in an Epidemic

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-43
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 24 Apr 2020
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University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and National University of Singapore (NUS) - Asia Competitiveness Institute
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29.

Estimating the Fraction of Unreported Infections in Epidemics with a Known Epicenter: An Application to COVID-19

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-37
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 15 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago, University of Chicago and University of Chicago - Department of Economics

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How are Small Businesses Adjusting to COVID-19? Early Evidence from a Survey

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-42
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 15 Apr 2020
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Harvard University - Business School (HBS), Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - Business School (HBS) and Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

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31.

Poverty and Economic Dislocation Reduce Compliance with COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Protocols

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-40
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 01 May 2020
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University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, University of California at San Diego and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy

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Labor Markets During the COVID-19 Crisis: A Preliminary View

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-41, Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 20-06, Fama-Miller Working Paper
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 13 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2020
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University of Texas at Austin, University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics and University of Chicago - Finance

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33.

Big G

Chicago Booth Research Paper No. 20-04, Fama-Miller Working Paper, University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-36
Number of pages: 89 Posted: 10 Apr 2020
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Harvard University, Department of Economics, University of Tuebingen - Department of Economics, University of Toulouse 1 - Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), Brandeis University and University of Chicago - Finance

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Macroeconomic Implications of COVID-19: Can Negative Supply Shocks Cause Demand Shortages?

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-35
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Northwestern University, Harvard University - Department of Economics and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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Risk Perception Through the Lens of Politics in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-32
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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36.

In Living Color: Does In-Person Screening Affect Who Gets Hired?

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-38
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 09 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Miami - School of Business Administration - Department of Economics and Northwestern University
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37.

A Simple Planning Problem for COVID-19 Lockdown

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-34
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago - Department of Economics, Pennsylvania State University and University of Sassari

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38.

Measuring Racial Discrimination in Bail Decisions

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-33
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 06 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2020
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Princeton University, Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and University of Chicago - Becker Friedman Institute for Economics

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R < 1 as an Economic Constraint: Can We 'Expand the Frontier' in the Fight Against Covid-19?

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-31
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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40.

How Does Kompromat Affect Politics? A Model of Transparency Regimes

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-29
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 31 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2020
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The University of Chicago and University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy
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41.

Out of the Woodwork: Enrollment Spillovers in the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-27
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 30 Mar 2020
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics

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42.

Does Social Distancing Matter?

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-26
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 27 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 31 Mar 2020
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University of Chicago - Department of Economics and University of Chicago
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43.

Building Resilient Health Systems: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone and the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-28
Number of pages: 109 Posted: 27 Mar 2020
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UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, University of California, Berkeley - Center for Effective Global Action and Wageningen UR
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44.

An SEIR Infectious Disease Model with Testing and Conditional Quarantine

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-25
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2020
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Northwestern University, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis and University of Chicago
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45.

Sustainable Investing in Equilibrium

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-24
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

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Inference for Ranks with Applications to Mobility across Neighborhoods and Academic Achievement across Countries

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-16
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
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Statistics Norway, Stanford University - Department of Statistics, University of Chicago and University College London

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47.

Launching with a Parachute: The Gig Economy and Entrepreneurial Entry

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-21
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
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48.

Search, Information, and Prices

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-23
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 24 Mar 2020
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Yale University - Cowles Foundation - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and MIT

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Boards of a Feather: Homophily in Foreign Director Appointments around the World

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-20
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 18 Mar 2020
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University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, Florida International University (FIU), ISCTE-IUL Instituto Universitario de Lisboa and University of Miami - Department of Accounting

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When is Debt Odious? A Theory of Repression and Growth Traps

University of Chicago, Becker Friedman Institute for Economics Working Paper No. 2020-18, NYU Stern School of Business
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 17 Mar 2020 Last Revised: 21 May 2020
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New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business and New York University, Department of Finance, Students

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