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Pedro Carneiro

Pedro Carneiro

Research Fellow


PhD in Economics, The University of Chicago, 2003
MA in Economics, The University of Chicago, 1998
Licenciatura in Economics, Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, 1997 

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.

Journal articles

Journal article
We study an intensive social programme in Chile that combines home visits to households in extreme poverty with guaranteed access to social services.
Journal article | The Economic Journal
This article uses a novel identification strategy to measure power in the household. Our strategy is to elicit women's willingness to pay to receive a cash transfer instead of their spouse receiving it.

Working papers

Cemmap Working Paper CWP61/20
We evaluate an intervention targeting early life nutrition and well-being for households in extreme poverty in Northern Nigeria. The intervention leads to large and sustained improvements in children’s anthropometric and health outcomes, including an 8% reduction in stunting four years ...
Cemmap Working Paper CWP21/19
In a randomized control trial, the precision of an average treatment effect estimator and the power of the corresponding t-test can be improved either by collecting data on additional individuals, or by collecting additional covariates that predict the outcome variable. To design the experiment, a ...


This presentation was given at the LACEA Conference, Sao Paulo, November 2014.
This presentation was given on the 26 September 2014 at Fedesarrollo Bogota.