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
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
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
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