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

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 the […]

Rita Ginja, Pedro Carneiro
22 January 2012 | CWP01/12

Latest version

Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia

This paper estimates average and marginal returns to schooling in Indonesia using a non-parametric selection model. […]

Nithin Umapathi, Cristobal Ridao-Cano, Michael Lokshin, Pedro Carneiro
21 November 2011 | Journal Article
Average and marginal returns to upper secondary schooling in Indonesia

This paper estimates average and marginal returns to schooling in Indonesia using a non-parametric selection model. […]

Nithin Umapathi, Cristobal Ridao-Cano, Michael Lokshin, Pedro Carneiro
20 November 2011 | CWP36/11
Estimating marginal returns to education

This paper estimates marginal returns to college for individuals induced to enroll in college by different […]

Edward Vytlacil, James Heckman, Pedro Carneiro
30 October 2011 | Journal Article

Previous version

Estimating marginal returns to education
Edward Vytlacil, James Heckman, Pedro Carneiro
11 October 2010 | CWP29/10
Trends in quality-adjusted skill premia in the United States, 1960-2000

This paper presents new evidence that increases in college enrollment lead to a decline in the […]

Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee
30 October 2011 | Journal Article

Previous version

Trends in quality-adjusted skill premia in the United States, 1960-2000
Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Pedro Carneiro
23 January 2009 | CWP02/09
Enforcement of labor regulation and informality

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

Pedro Carneiro, Rita Almeida
20 September 2011 | CWP29/11

Latest version

Enforcement of Labour Regulation and Informality
Rita Almeida, Pedro Carneiro
2 July 2012 | Journal Article
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
A flying start? Long term consequences of maternal time investments in children during their first year of life

We study the impact of increasing the time that the mother spends with her child in […]

Kjell G. Salvanes, Pedro Carneiro, Katrine Loken
15 December 2010 | CWP38/10
Estimating marginal returns to education

This paper estimates the marginal returns to college for individuals induced to enroll in college by […]

Edward Vytlacil, James Heckman, Pedro Carneiro
11 October 2010 | CWP29/10

Latest version

Estimating marginal returns to education
Edward Vytlacil, James Heckman, Pedro Carneiro
30 October 2011 | Journal Article
Evaluating marginal policy changes and the average effect of treatment for individuals at the margin

This paper develops methods for evaluating marginal policy changes. We characterize how the effects of marginal […]

Edward Vytlacil, James Heckman, Pedro Carneiro
1 January 2010 | Journal Article