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

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
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
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
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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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
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
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

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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

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