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

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

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Optimal data collection for randomized control trials
Pedro Carneiro, Sokbae (Simon) Lee, Daniel Wilhelm
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 […]

M. Caridad Araujo, Pedro Carneiro, Yyannú Cruz-Aguayo, Norbert Schady
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, Alex Armand, Orazio Attanasio, Pedro Carneiro
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 […]

Pedro Carneiro, Italo Lopez Garcia, Kjell G. Salvanes, Emma Tominey
14 October 2015 | CWP66/15
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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