Research Staff

Pedro Carneiro

University College London

Pedro is a Professor of Economics at University College London. 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

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 […]

Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Hugo Reis
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 […]

Pedro Carneiro, Rita Ginja
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 […]

Pedro Carneiro, Oswald Koussihouèdé, Nathalie Lahire, Costas Meghir, Corina Mommaerts
31 March 2015 | CWP15/15
Tackling social exclusion: evidence from Chile

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

Pedro Carneiro, Emanuela Galasso, Rita Ginja
27 May 2014 | CWP24/14
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 […]

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

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

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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. […]

Pedro Carneiro, Michael Lokshin, Cristobal Ridao-Cano, Nithin Umapathi
20 November 2011 | CWP36/11
Enforcement of labor regulation and informality

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

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

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Enforcement of Labour Regulation and Informality
Pedro Carneiro, Rita Almeida
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 […]

Pedro Carneiro, Costas Meghir, Matthias Parey
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 […]

Pedro Carneiro, Katrine Loken, Kjell G. Salvanes
15 December 2010 | CWP38/10