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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 studies the impact of permanent and transitory shocks to income on parental investments in children.

Working papers

Cemmap Working Paper CWP42/18
We examine the labor market consequences of an exogenous increase in the supply of skilled labor in several cities in Norway, resulting from the construction of new colleges in the 1970s.
Cemmap Working Paper CWP33/18
This paper studies the differential effect of targeting cash transfers to men or women on the structure of household expenditures on non-durables. We study a policy intervention in the Republic of Macedonia, offering cash transfers to poor households, conditional on having their children attending ...


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