Basit Zafar

Department of Economics
University of Michigan
611 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

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NBER Program Affiliations: LS
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of Michigan

NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2020College Majors
with Arpita Patnaik, Matthew J. Wiswall: w27645
June 2020The Impact of COVID-19 on Student Experiences and Expectations: Evidence from a Survey
with Esteban M. Aucejo, Jacob F. French, Maria Paola Ugalde Araya: w27392

Published: Esteban M. Aucejo & Jacob French & Maria Paola Ugalde Araya & Basit Zafar, 2020. "The Impact of COVID-19 on Student Experiences and Expectations: Evidence from a Survey," Journal of Public Economics, .

February 2020The Role of Heterogeneous Risk Preferences, Discount Rates, and Earnings Expectations in College Major Choice
with Arpita Patnaik, Joanna Venator, Matthew Wiswall: w26785

Published: Arpita Patnaik & Joanna Venator & Matthew Wiswall & Basit Zafar, 2020. "The role of heterogeneous risk preferences, discount rates, and earnings expectations in college major choice," Journal of Econometrics, .

January 2020Information and Social Norms: Experimental Evidence on the Labor Market Aspirations of Saudi Women
with Monira Essa Aloud, Sara Al-Rashood, Ina Ganguli: w26693
Ask and You Shall Receive? Gender Differences in Regrades in College
with Cher Hsuehhsiang Li: w26703
September 2018Labor Market Search With Imperfect Information and Learning
with John J. Conlon, Laura Pilossoph, Matthew Wiswall: w24988
June 2018Expectations with Endogenous Information Acquisition: An Experimental Investigation
with Andreas Fuster, Ricardo Perez-Truglia, Mirko Wiederholt: w24767
March 2018What Would You Do With $500? Spending Responses to Gains, Losses, News and Loans
with Andreas Fuster, Greg Kaplan: w24386
August 2016Financial Aid, Debt Management, and Socioeconomic Outcomes: Post-College Effects of Merit-Based Aid
with Judith Scott-Clayton: w22574

Published: Judith Scott-Clayton & Basit Zafar, 2019. "Financial aid, debt management, and socioeconomic outcomes: Post-college effects of merit-based aid," Journal of Public Economics, . citation courtesy of

Human Capital Investments and Expectations about Career and Family
with Matthew Wiswall: w22543
April 2016Preference for the Workplace, Human Capital, and Gender
with Matthew Wiswall: w22173
July 2014Educational Assortative Mating and Household Income Inequality
with Lasse Eika, Magne Mogstad: w20271

Published: Lasse Eika & Magne Mogstad & Basit Zafar, 2019. "Educational Assortative Mating and Household Income Inequality," Journal of Political Economy, vol 127(6), pages 2795-2835.

July 2013Household Debt and Saving during the 2007 Recession
with Rajashri Chakrabarti, Donghoon Lee, Wilbert van der Klaauw
in Measuring Wealth and Financial Intermediation and Their Links to the Real Economy, Charles R. Hulten and Marshall B. Reinsdorf, editors
April 2011Household Debt and Saving During the 2007 Recession
with Rajashri Chakrabarti, Donghoon Lee, Wilbert van der Klaauw: w16999
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