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

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
30 July 2009 | CWP21/09
Estimating distributions of potential outcomes using local instrumental variables with an application to changes in college enrollment and wage inequality

This paper extends the method of local instrumental variables developed by Heckman and Vytlacil (1999, 2001, […]

Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee
1 April 2009 | Journal Article
Enforcement of regulation, informal labor and firm performance

This paper investigates how enforcement of labor regulation affects the firm’s use of informal labor and […]

Rita Almeida, Pedro Carneiro
1 March 2009 | Journal Article

Previous version

Enforcement of regulation, informal labor and firm performance
Pedro Carneiro, Rita Almeida
12 January 2006 | CWP02/06
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 […]

Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Pedro Carneiro
23 January 2009 | CWP02/09

Latest version

Trends in quality-adjusted skill premia in the United States, 1960-2000
Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee
30 October 2011 | Journal Article
Estimating distributions of potential outcomes using local instrumental variables with an application to changes in college enrollment and wage inequality

This paper extends the method of local instrumental variables developed by Heckman and Vytlacil (1999, 2001, […]

Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Pedro Carneiro
22 January 2009 | CWP01/09
The return to firm investment in human capital

In this paper we estimate the rate of return to firm investments in human capital in […]

Rita Almeida, Pedro Carneiro
1 January 2009 | Journal Article

Previous version

The return to firm investment in human capital
Pedro Carneiro, Rita Almeida
22 December 2005 | CWP21/05
Enforcement of regulation, informal labor and firm performance

This paper investigates how enforcement of labor regulation affects the firm’s use of informal labor and […]

Pedro Carneiro, Rita Almeida
12 January 2006 | CWP02/06

Latest version

Enforcement of regulation, informal labor and firm performance
Rita Almeida, Pedro Carneiro
1 March 2009 | Journal Article
The return to firm investment in human capital

In this paper we estimate the rate of return to firm investments in human capital in […]

Pedro Carneiro, Rita Almeida
22 December 2005 | CWP21/05

Latest version

The return to firm investment in human capital
Rita Almeida, Pedro Carneiro
1 January 2009 | Journal Article
Ability, sorting and wage inequality

In this paper we examine the importance of heterogeneity and self-selection into schoolingfor the study of […]

Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee
30 November 2005 | CWP16/05
Labor market discrimination and racial differences in pre-market factors

This paper investigates the relative significance of differences in cognitive skills and discrimination in explaining racial/ethnic […]

Dimitriy Masterov, James Heckman, Pedro Carneiro
1 April 2005 | Journal Article