Research Staff

Pedro Carneiro

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

Optimal Data Collection for Randomized Control Trials

In a randomized control trial, the precision of an average treatment effect estimator and the power […]

Daniel Wilhelm, Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Pedro Carneiro
2 May 2019 | CWP21/19

Previous version

Optimal data collection for randomized control trials
Daniel Wilhelm, Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee
23 October 2017 | CWP45/17
Tackling social exclusion: evidence from Chile

We study an intensive social programme in Chile that combines home visits to householdsin extreme poverty […]

Emanuela Galasso, Pedro Carneiro, Rita Ginja
12 January 2019 | Journal Article
The supply of skill and endogenous technical change: evidence from a college expansion reform

We examine the labor market consequences of an exogenous increase in the supply of skilled labor […]

Kjell G. Salvanes, Kai Liu, Pedro Carneiro
11 July 2018 | CWP42/18
The effect of gender-targeted conditional cash transfers on household expenditures: evidence from a randomized experiment

This paper studies the differential effect of targeting cash transfers to men or women on the […]

Valérie Lechene, Pedro Carneiro, Orazio Attanasio, Alex Armand
1 June 2018 | CWP33/18
Optimal data collection for randomized control trials

In a randomized control trial, the precision of an average treatment effect estimator and the power […]

Daniel Wilhelm, Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee
23 October 2017 | CWP45/17

Latest version

Optimal Data Collection for Randomized Control Trials
Daniel Wilhelm, Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Pedro Carneiro
2 May 2019 | CWP21/19

Previous version

Optimal data collection for randomized control trials
Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Daniel Wilhelm
1 April 2016 | CWP15/16
Optimal data collection for randomized control trials

In a randomized control trial, the precision of an average treatment effect estimator and the power […]

Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Daniel Wilhelm, Pedro Carneiro
27 March 2017 | CWP15/17

Previous version

Optimal data collection for randomized control trials
Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Daniel Wilhelm
1 April 2016 | CWP15/16
Partial insurance and investments in children

This article studies the impact of permanent and transitory shocks to income on parental investments in […]

Rita Ginja, Pedro Carneiro
20 October 2016 | Journal Article
The value of private schools: evidence from Pakistan

Using unique data from Pakistan we estimate a model of demand for diff erentiated products in […]

Jishnu Das, Pedro Carneiro, Hugo Reis
13 May 2016 | CWP22/16
Optimal data collection for randomized control trials

In a randomized control trial, the precision of an average treatment e ffect estimator can be […]

Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Daniel Wilhelm
1 April 2016 | CWP15/16

Latest version

Optimal data collection for randomized control trials
Daniel Wilhelm, Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee
23 October 2017 | CWP45/17
Teacher quality and learning outcomes in kindergarten

We assigned two cohorts of kindergarten students, totaling more than 24,000 children, to teachers within schools […]

Norbert Schady, Yyannú Cruz-Aguayo, Pedro Carneiro, M. Caridad Araujo
21 March 2016 | Journal Article