Published and Forthcoming Papers
and Learning Outcomes in Kindergarten (with Caridad Araujo, Yyannu
Cruz, and Norbert Schady), forthcoming in Quarterly Journal of Economics
Average and Marginal Returns to Upper
Secondary Schooling in Indonesia (with Michael Lokshin,Cristobal Ridao-Cano, and Nithin Umapathi), forthcoming
in Journal of Applied Econometrics
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),
forthcoming in Economia: Journal of
Insurance and Investments in Children (with Rita Ginja),
forthcoming in Economic Journal
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
Impacts of Compensatory Pre-School on Health and Behavior:
Evidence from Head Start (with Rita Ginja), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy,
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,
Quality Adjusted Skill Premia in the United States
(with Sokbae Lee), American Economic Review, 101 (6), 2011.
Marginal Returns to Education (with James Heckman and Edward Vytlacil), American
Economic Review, 101 (6), 2011.
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
Marginal Policy Changes and the Average Effect of Treatment for Individuals at
the Margin (with James Heckman and Edward Vytlacil), Econometrica, 78,
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
Regulation, Informal Employment, Firm Size and Firm Performance (with Rita
Almeida), Journal of Comparative
The Returns to
Firm Investment in Human Capital (with Rita Almeida), Labour Economics, 2008
Opportunity and Inequality in Education Achievement in Portugal, Portuguese Economic Journal, 7(1), April
Labor Market Discrimination and Racial Differences in
Pre-Market Factors (with James Heckman and Dimitriy Masterov), Journal of
Law and Economics, 2005.
Evaluating the Impact of Education Policies when the Return to Education Varies
Across Individuals, Cuadernos de Economia, 2003.
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.
Veil of Ignorance in Assessing the Distributional Impacts of Social Policy
(with Karsten Hansen and James Heckman), Swedish Economic Policy Review, 2001.
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.
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.
Policy for Europe, European Economy,
Special Report no 3/2004, European Commision, 2004.
Policy (with James Heckman), in Inequality
in America: What Role for Human Capital Policies (edited by James Heckman
and Alan Krueger), MIT Press, 2003.
Collection for Randomized Control Trials (with Sokbae
Lee and Daniel Wilhelm), 2016
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
Changing Control: Women’s Empowerment and Targeted Transfers (with Ingvild
Almas, Alex Armand, and Orazio Attanasio), 2015
Mobility and the Timing of Parental Income (with Italo
Lopez-Garcia, Kjell Salvanes,
and Emma Tominey), 2015, Appendix
and Education Quality: Experimental Evidence from Senegal (with Oswald Koussihouede, Nathalie Lahire,
Costas Meghir and Corina Mommaerts),
Do Public Health
Interventions Crowd Out Private Health Investments? Malaria Control Policies in
Eritrea (with Alex Armand, Andrea Locatelli, Selam Mihreteab and Joseph Keating), 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