Pedro Carneiro


Department of Economics

University College London





Published and Forthcoming Papers

in Journals

Partial Insurance and Investments in Children (with Rita Ginja), forthcoming in Economic Journal

Do Public Health Interventions Crowd Out Private Health Investments? Malaria Control Policies in Eritrea (with Alex Armand, Andrea Locatelli, Selam Mihreteab and Joseph Keating), forthcoming in Labour Economics

Teacher Quality and Learning Outcomes in Kindergarten (with Caridad Araujo, Yyannu Cruz, and Norbert Schady), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(3), 2016

Average and Marginal Returns to Upper Secondary Schooling in Indonesia (with Michael Lokshin,Cristobal Ridao-Cano, and Nithin Umapathi), Journal of Applied Econometrics, 31(4), 2016

Challenges to Promoting the Social Inclusion of the Extreme Poor: Evidence from a Large Scale Experiment in Colombia (with Laura Abramovsky, Orazio Attanasio, Kai Barron, and George Stoye), Economia: Journal of the LACEA, 16(2), 2016

A Flying Start? Long Term Consequences of Maternal Time Investments in Children During the First Year of Life (with Katrine Loken and Kjell Salvanes), Journal of Political Economy, 123(2), 2015

Long Term Impacts of Compensatory Pre-School on Health and Behavior: Evidence from Head Start (with Rita Ginja), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 6(4), 2014

Maternal Education, Home Environments and Child Development (with Costas Meghir and Matthias Parey), Journal of European Economic Association, 11 (S1), 2013

Enforcement of Labor Regulation and Informality (with Rita Almeida), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 4(3), 2012

Trends in Quality Adjusted Skill Premia in the United States (with Sokbae Lee), American Economic Review, 101 (6), 2011.

Estimating Marginal Returns to Education (with James Heckman and Edward Vytlacil), American Economic Review, 101 (6), 2011.

Evaluating Indoor Residual Spray for Reducing Malaria Infection Prevalence in Eritrea: Results from a Community Randomized Control Trial (with Joseph Keating, Andrea Locatelli, Andemariam Gebremichael, Tewolde Ghebremeskel, Jacob Mufunda, SelamMihreteab and Daniel Berhane), Acta Tropica, 119 (2-3), 107-113, 2011

Evaluating Marginal Policy Changes and the Average Effect of Treatment for Individuals at the Margin (with James Heckman and Edward Vytlacil), Econometrica, 78, 1, 2010.

Estimating Distributions of Potential Outcomes Using Instrumental Variables with an Application to Changes in College Enrolment and Wage Inequality (with Sokbae Lee), Journal of Econometrics, 2009

Enforcement of Regulation, Informal Employment, Firm Size and Firm Performance (with Rita Almeida), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2009

The Returns to Firm Investment in Human Capital (with Rita Almeida), Labour Economics, 2008

Inequality of Opportunity and Inequality in Education Achievement in Portugal, Portuguese Economic Journal, 7(1), April 2008

Labor Market Discrimination and Racial Differences in Pre-Market Factors (with James Heckman and Dimitriy Masterov), Journal of Law and Economics, 2005.

Methods for Evaluating the Impact of Education Policies when the Return to Education Varies Across Individuals, Cuadernos de Economia, 2003.

Estimating Distributions of Counterfactuals with an Application to the Returns to Schooling and Measurement of the Effect of Uncertainty on Schooling Choice (with Karsten Hansen and James Heckman), International Economic Review, 2003

The Evidence on Credit Constraints in Post-Secondary Schooling (with James Heckman), Economic Journal, 2002.

Removing the Veil of Ignorance in Assessing the Distributional Impacts of Social Policy (with Karsten Hansen and James Heckman), Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2001.


Book Chapters

The economics of vocational education and training (with Lorraine Dearden and Anna Vignoles), in International encyclopedia of education: volume 8, eds P Peterson, E Baker & B McGaw, Elsevier, Oxford, pp.255-261, 2010.

Which Skills Matter (with Claire Crawford and Alissa Goodman), in D. Kehoe, Practice Makes Perfect: The Importance of Practical Learning, Social Markets Foundation, 2007.

Understanding the Sources of Ethnic and Racial Wage Gaps and Their Implications for Policy (with James J. Heckman and Dimitry V. Masterov), in L. Nielsen and R. Nelson, Rights and Realities: Legal and Social Scientific Approaches to Employment Discrimination, Springer-Verlag, 2005.

Human Capital Policy for Europe, European Economy, Special Report no 3/2004, European Commision, 2004.

Human Capital Policy (with James Heckman), in Inequality in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies (edited by James Heckman and Alan Krueger), MIT Press, 2003.


Working Papers

The Effect of Gender-Targeted Conditional Cash Transfers on Household Expenditures: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment (with Alex Armand, Orazio Attanasio and Valerie Lechene), 2016

The Value of Private Schools: Evidence from Pakistan (with Jishnu Das and Hugo Reis), 2016

Optimal Data Collection for Randomized Control Trials (with Sokbae Lee and Daniel Wilhelm), 2016

Improving Parental Investments in Children: Experimental Evidence from the Gambia (with Moussa Blimpo and Nathalie Lahire), 2016

Please Call Me John: Name Choice and the Assimilation of Immigrants in the United States, 1900-1930 (with Sokbae Lee and Hugo Reis), 2016

Measuring and Changing Control: Women’s Empowerment and Targeted Transfers (with Ingvild Almas, Alex Armand, and Orazio Attanasio), 2015

Intergenerational Mobility and the Timing of Parental Income (with Italo Lopez-Garcia, Kjell Salvanes, and Emma Tominey), 2015, Appendix

School Grants and Education Quality: Experimental Evidence from Senegal (with Oswald Koussihouede, Nathalie Lahire, Costas Meghir and Corina Mommaerts), 2015

Tackling Social Exclusion: Evidence from Chile (with Emanuela Galasso and Rita Ginja), 2014

The Impact of Early Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills on Later Outcomes (with Claire Crawford and Alissa Goodman, 2007)