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Pedro Carneiro

Research Fellow
Education

PhD in Economics, The University of Chicago, 2003
MA in Economics, The University of Chicago, 1998
Licenciatura in Economics, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, 1997 

Biography

Pedro is a Professor of Economics at University College London and an economist in the IFS' Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (Cemmap). His research interests include development economics, labour economics, the economics of education and microeconometrics. In the past he has examined issues such as the returns to education, human capital policy, and labor regulation in developing countries. He has studied poverty and education programs in several countries in Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Selected publications

  

All available outputs

Optimal data collection for randomized control trials, March 2017, (with Sokbae Lee , Daniel Wilhelm), Working Paper, CWP15/17, The IFS
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Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae Lee and Daniel Wilhelm April 2016, Optimal data collection for randomized control trials, cemmap Working Paper , CWP15/16
Partial insurance and investments in children, October 2016, (with Rita Ginja), The Economic Journal, Wiley, Journal Articles
The effect of gender-targeted conditional cash transfers on household expenditures: Evidence from a randomized experiment, August 2016, (with Alex Armand Orazio Attanasio , Valérie Lechene), Working Paper, W16/14, Insitute for Fiscal Studies
The value of private schools: evidence from Pakistan, May 2016, (with Jishnu Das , Hugo Reis), Working Paper, CWP22/16, IFS
Challenges to promoting social inclusion of the extreme poor: evidence from a large scale experiment in Colombia, April 2016, (with Laura Abramovsky Orazio Attanasio , Kai Barron , George Stoye), The IFS, Journal Articles
Optimal data collection for randomized control trials, April 2016, (with Sokbae Lee , Daniel Wilhelm), Working Paper, CWP15/16, Institute for Fiscal Studies
New version:
Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae Lee and Daniel Wilhelm March 2017, Optimal data collection for randomized control trials, cemmap Working Paper , CWP15/17
Teacher quality and learning outcomes in kindergarten, March 2016, (with M. Caridad Araujo , Yyannú Cruz-Aguayo , Norbert Schady), Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, Journal Articles
Teacher Quality and Learning Outcomes in Kindergarten, March 2016, (with M. Caridad Araujo , Yyannú Cruz-Aguayo , Norbert Schady), Working Paper, CWP09/16, The Institute for Fiscal Studies
Now published:
M. Caridad Araujo, Pedro Carneiro, Yyannú Cruz-Aguayo and Norbert Schady March 2016, Teacher Quality and Learning Outcomes in Kindergarten, Journal Articles Quarterly Journal of Economics
Measuring and Changing Control: Women's Empowerment and Targeted Transfers, March 2016, (with Ingvild Almås Alex Armand , Orazio Attanasio ), Working Paper, CWP08/16, The Institute for Fiscal Studies
Challenges to promoting social inclusion of the extreme poor: evidence from a large scale experiment in Colombia, forthcoming, (with Laura Abramovsky Orazio Attanasio , Kai Barron , George Stoye), Economia, Journal Articles
Intergenerational mobility and the timing of parental income, October 2015, (with Italo Lopez Garcia , Kjell G. Salvanes , Emma Tominey), Working Paper, CWP66/15, cemmap
Please call me John: name choice and the assimilation of immigrants in the United States, 1900-1930, June 2015, (with Sokbae Lee , Hugo Reis), Working Paper, CWP28/15, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Partial insurance and investments in children, April 2015, (with Rita Ginja), Working Paper, CWP19/15, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Decentralizing education resources: school grants in Senegal, March 2015, (with Oswald Koussihouèdé , Nathalie Lahire , Costas Meghir , Corina Mommaerts), Working Paper, CWP15/15, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Long-Term Impacts of Compensatory Preschool on Health and Behavior: Evidence from Head Start, November 2014, (with Rita Ginja), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 135-173, American Economic Association, Journal Articles
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Pedro Carneiro and Rita Ginja January 2012, Long term impacts of compensatory preschool on health and behavior: evidence from Head Start, cemmap Working Paper , CWP01/12
Challenges to promoting social inclusion of the extreme poor: evidence from a large scale experiment in Colombia, November 2014, (with Laura Abramovsky Orazio Attanasio , Kai Barron , George Stoye), Presentations
Challenges to promoting social inclusion of the extreme poor: evidence from a large scale experiment in Colombia, November 2014, (with Laura Abramovsky Orazio Attanasio , Kai Barron , George Stoye), Working Paper, W14/33, IFS
Experimental evidence from Unidos in Colombia on the take-up of social programmes and labour supply of the extreme poor, October 2014, (with Laura Abramovsky Orazio Attanasio , Kai Barron , George Stoye), Presentations
Tackling social exclusion: evidence from Chile, May 2014, (with Emanuela Galasso , Rita Ginja), Working Paper, CWP24/14, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Maternal Education, Home Environments, and the Development of Children and Adolescents , January 2013, (with Costas Meghir , Matthias Parey), Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 11; Issue Supplement s1; pp. 123-160, Journal Articles
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Pedro Carneiro, Costas Meghir and Matthias Parey December 2010, Maternal education, home environments and the development of children and adolescents, cemmap Working Paper , CWP39/10
Pedro Carneiro, Costas Meghir and Matthias Parey September 2007, Maternal education, home environments and the development of children and adolescents, cemmap Working Paper , W07/15
Enforcement of Labour Regulation and Informality, July 2012, (with Rita Almeida), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, vol. 4(3); pp. 64-89, American Economic Journal, Journal Articles
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Rita Almeida and Pedro Carneiro September 2011, Enforcement of labor regulation and informality, cemmap Working Paper , CWP29/11
Do public health interventions crowd out private health investments? Malaria control policies in Eritrea, May 2012, (with Tewolde Ghebremeskel , Joseph Keating , Andrea Locatelli), Working Paper, CWP12/12, Institute of Fiscal Studies
The impact of early cognitive and non-cognitive skills on later outcomes, January 2012, (with Claire Crawford , Alissa Goodman), Conference Papers
Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia, November 2011, (with Michael Lokshin , Cristobal Ridao-Cano , Nithin Umapathi), Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal Articles
Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia, November 2011, (with Michael Lokshin , Cristobal Ridao-Cano , Nithin Umapathi), Working Paper, CWP36/11
Now published:
Pedro Carneiro, Michael Lokshin and Nithin Umapathi May 2016, Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia, Journal Articles Journal of Applied Econometrics
Trends in quality-adjusted skill premia in the United States, 1960-2000, October 2011, (with Sokbae Lee), Journal of Econometrics, American Economic Association, Journal Articles
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Pedro Carneiro and Sokbae Lee January 2009, Trends in quality-adjusted skill premia in the United States, 1960-2000, cemmap Working Paper , CWP02/09
Estimating marginal returns to education, October 2011, (with James Heckman , Edward Vytlacil), American Economic Review, American Economic Association, Journal Articles
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Pedro Carneiro, James Heckman and Edward Vytlacil October 2010, Estimating marginal returns to education, cemmap Working Paper , CWP29/10
Enforcement of labor regulation and informality, September 2011, (with Rita Almeida ), Working Paper, CWP29/11
Now published:
Pedro Carneiro and Rita Almeida July 2012, Enforcement of Labour Regulation and Informality, Journal Articles American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Maternal education, home environments and the development of children and adolescents, December 2010, (with Costas Meghir , Matthias Parey), Working Paper, CWP39/10
Now published:
A flying start? Long term consequences of maternal time investments in children during their first year of life, December 2010, (with Katrine V. Loken , Kjell G. Salvanes), Working Paper, CWP38/10
Estimating marginal returns to education, October 2010, (with James Heckman , Edward Vytlacil), Working Paper, CWP29/10
Now published:
Pedro Carneiro, James Heckman and Edward Vytlacil October 2011, Estimating marginal returns to education, Journal Articles American Economic Review
Lessons from the technology of skill formation: implications for education policy, forthcoming, in Education and growth, Michael Spence and Pedro Carneiro (eds) World Bank Publications, Book Chapters
Evaluating marginal policy changes and the average effect of treatment for individuals at the margin, forthcoming, (with James Heckman , Edward Vytlacil), Econometrica, Journal Articles
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Pedro Carneiro, James Heckman and Edward Vytlacil July 2009, Evaluating marginal policy changes and the average effect of treatment for individuals at the margin, cemmap Working Paper , CWP21/09
Evaluating marginal policy changes and the average effect of treatment for individuals at the margin, January 2010, (with James Heckman , Edward Vytlacil), Econometrica, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 377-394, Journal Articles
Evaluating marginal policy changes and the average effect of treatment for individuals at the margin, July 2009, (with James Heckman , Edward Vytlacil), Working Paper, CWP21/09
Now published:
Pedro Carneiro, James Heckman and Edward Vytlacil April 2010, Evaluating marginal policy changes and the average effect of treatment for individuals at the margin, Journal Articles Econometrica
Enforcement of regulation, informal employment, firm size and firm performance, March 2009, (with Rita Almeida ), Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 28-46, Elsevier, Journal Articles
Enforcement of regulation, informal labor and firm performance, March 2009, (with Rita Almeida ), Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 28-46, Journal Articles
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Rita Almeida and Pedro Carneiro January 2006, Enforcement of regulation, informal labor and firm performance, cemmap Working Paper , CWP02/06
Trends in quality-adjusted skill premia in the United States, 1960-2000, January 2009, (with Sokbae Lee), Working Paper, CWP02/09
Now published:
Pedro Carneiro and Sokbae Lee October 2011, Trends in quality-adjusted skill premia in the United States, 1960-2000, Journal Articles Journal of Econometrics
The return to firm investment in human capital, January 2009, (with Rita Almeida ), Labour Economics, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 97-106, Journal Articles
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Rita Almeida and Pedro Carneiro December 2005, The return to firm investment in human capital, cemmap Working Paper , CWP21/05
Maternal Education, Home Environments and the Development of Children and Adolescents , November 2007, (with Costas Meghir , Matthias Parey), Vox, Newspaper Articles
Maternal education, home environments and the development of children and adolescents, September 2007, (with Costas Meghir , Matthias Parey), Working Paper, W07/15
Now published:
Which skills matter?, March 2007, (with Claire Crawford , Alissa Goodman), in Practice makes perfect, Dermot Kehoe (ed.) Social Market Foundation, Book Chapters
The impact of early cognitive and non-cognitive skills on later outcomes, January 2007, (with Claire Crawford , Alissa Goodman), External publications, Centre for the Economics of Education
Increasing mothers' education benefits their children's school performance, April 2006, (with Costas Meghir , Matthias Parey), Press Release
Enforcement of regulation, informal labor and firm performance, January 2006, (with Rita Almeida ), Working Paper, CWP02/06
Now published:
Rita Almeida and Pedro Carneiro March 2009, Enforcement of regulation, informal labor and firm performance, Journal Articles Journal of Comparative Economics , 36 pp.
The return to firm investment in human capital, December 2005, (with Rita Almeida ), Working Paper, CWP21/05
Now published:
Rita Almeida and Pedro Carneiro January 2009, The return to firm investment in human capital, Journal Articles Labour Economics , 31 pp.
Ability, sorting and wage inequality, November 2005, (with Sokbae Lee), Working Paper, CWP16/05
Labor market discrimination and racial differences in pre-market factors, April 2005, (with James Heckman , Dimitriy Masterov), Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 1-40, Journal Articles
Human capital policy, February 2004, (with James Heckman), in Inequality in America: what role for human capital policies, J. Heckman and A. Krueger MIT Press, Book Chapters
The evidence on credit constraints in post-secondary schooling, October 2002, (with James Heckman), Economic Journal, Vol. 112, No. 482 , Journal Articles
Removing the veil of ignorance in assessing the distributional impacts of social policy, January 2001, (with Karsten Hansen , James Heckman), Swedish Economic Policy Review, Vol. 8, pp. 273-301, Economic Council of Sweden, Journal Articles

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