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

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
3 March 2016 | CWP09/16
Measuring and Changing Control: Women’s Empowerment and Targeted Transfers

This paper studies how targeted cash transfers to women a ffect their empowerment. We use a […]

Ingvild Almås, Pedro Carneiro, Orazio Attanasio, Alex Armand
2 March 2016 | CWP08/16
Intergenerational mobility and the timing of parental income

We extend the standard intergenerational mobility literature by modelling individual outcomes as a function of the […]

Emma Tominey, Kjell G. Salvanes, Italo Lopez Garcia, Pedro Carneiro
14 October 2015 | CWP66/15
Please call me John: name choice and the assimilation of immigrants in the United States, 1900-1930

The vast majority of immigrants to the United States at the beginning of the 20th century […]

Hugo Reis, Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee
24 June 2015 | CWP28/15
Partial insurance and investments in children

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

Rita Ginja, Pedro Carneiro
15 April 2015 | CWP19/15
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
Long-Term Impacts of Compensatory Preschool on Health and Behavior: Evidence from Head Start

This paper provides new estimates of the medium- and long-term impacts of Head Start on health […]

Rita Ginja, Pedro Carneiro
24 November 2014 | Journal Article

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Tackling social exclusion: evidence from Chile

We study an innovative welfare program in Chile which combines a period of frequent home visits […]

Rita Ginja, Emanuela Galasso, Pedro Carneiro
27 May 2014 | CWP24/14
Enforcement of Labour Regulation and Informality

Enforcement of labour regulations in the formal sector may drive workers to informality because they increase […]

Rita Almeida, Pedro Carneiro
2 July 2012 | Journal Article

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Enforcement of labor regulation and informality
Pedro Carneiro, Rita Almeida
20 September 2011 | CWP29/11
Do public health interventions crowd out private health investments? Malaria control policies in Eritrea

It is often argued that engaging in indoor residual spraying (IRS) in areas with high coverage […]

Joseph Keating, Tewolde Ghebremeskel, Andrea Locatelli, Pedro Carneiro
18 May 2012 | CWP12/12