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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 evaluate an intervention targeting early life nutrition and well-being for households in extreme poverty in Northern Nigeria.
Journal article
This article studies the differential effect of targeting cash transfers to men or women on household expenditure on non-durables.

Working papers

IFS Working Paper W22/23
We use newly linked UK administrative to estimate absolute income mobility for children born in England in the 1980s.
Cemmap Working Paper CWP05/22
We designed a coaching program that focused on one aspect of teacher quality—teacher-child interactions—that researchers in education and psychology have argued is critical for child development and learning.


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