International Fellows

Costas Meghir

Costas is a Research Fellow of the Institute. He is also Professor of Economics at Yale University and Visiting Professor at University College London. His research interests are Econometrics, Public policy, Labor economics, Economics of education, Microeconometrics, Evaluation of public policy, Household behavior, Retirement and pensions, Income distribution, Consumption, Demand analysis, Investment and Development economics.

Selected Publications

Wages and informality in developing countries

We develop an equilibrium wage-posting model with heterogeneous firms that decide to locate in the formal […]

Renata Narita, Costas Meghir, Jean-Marc Robin
1 April 2015 | Journal Article

Previous version

Wages and informality in developing countries
Renata Narita, Costas Meghir, Jean-Marc Robin
11 March 2013 | CWP08/13
Decentralizing education resources: school grants in Senegal

The impact of school resources on the quality of education in developing countries may depend crucially […]

Corina Mommaerts, Costas Meghir, Nathalie Lahire, Oswald Koussihouèdé, Pedro Carneiro
31 March 2015 | CWP15/15
The marriage market, labor supply and education choice

We develop an equilibrium lifecycle model of education, marriage and labor supply and consumption in a […]

Costas Meghir, Monica Costa Dias, Pierre-André Chiappori
27 March 2015 | CWP14/15
Enriching the home environment of low-income families in Colombia: a strategy to promote child development at scale

This article outlines how a home visiting intervention in Colombia, delivered at scale through partnering with […]

Marta Rubio Codina, Costas Meghir, Emla Fitzsimons, Camila Fernandez, Sally Grantham-McGregor, Orazio Attanasio
28 June 2013 | Journal Article
Career progression, economic downturns and skills

This paper analyses the career progression of skilled and unskilled workers, with a focus on how […]

Costas Meghir, Christian Dustmann, Jerome Adda, Jean-Marc Robin
11 March 2013 | CWP06/13
Wages and informality in developing countries

It is often argued that informal labour markets in developing countries are the engine of growth […]

Renata Narita, Costas Meghir, Jean-Marc Robin
11 March 2013 | CWP08/13

Latest version

Wages and informality in developing countries
Renata Narita, Costas Meghir, Jean-Marc Robin
1 April 2015 | Journal Article
The long-term effects of in-work benefits in a life-cycle model for policy evaluation

This paper presents a life-cycle model of woman’s labour supply, human capital formation and savings for […]

Jonathan Shaw, Costas Meghir, Monica Costa Dias, Richard Blundell
12 February 2011 | CWP07/11
Maternal education, home environments and the development of children and adolescents

We study the intergenerational effects of maternal education on children’s cognitive achievement, behavioral problems, grade repetition […]

Matthias Parey, Costas Meghir, Pedro Carneiro
17 December 2010 | CWP39/10
Instrumental variables, local instrumental variables and control functions

We consider the identification of the average treatment effect in models with continuous endogenous variables whose […]

Jean-Pierre Florens, Edward Vytlacil, Costas Meghir, James Heckman
1 September 2008 | Journal Article
Instrumental variables, local instrumental variables and control functions

We consider the identification of the average treatment effect in models with continuous endogenous variables whose […]

Edward Vytlacil, Costas Meghir, James Heckman, Jean-Pierre Florens
5 July 2002 | CWP15/02