RESEARCH

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Development Economics and Applied Econometrics

PUBLICATIONS

Measuring Violence Against Women with Experimental Methods“, with Jorge Agüero (forthcoming at Economic Development and Cultural Change).

Self-Perceptions about Academic Achievement: Evidence from Mexico City“, with Matteo Bobba (forthcoming at Journal of Econometrics).

Is Community-Based Targeting Effective in Identifying Intimate Partner Violence?“, with jorge Agüero, Ursula Aldana, Erica Field, and Javier Romero, AEA Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 110(115): 605-609, 2020.

The Impact of Financial Education for Youth”,  Economics of Education Review, 2019.

Retaking in High Stakes Exams: Is Less More?”, with Kala Krishna and Sergey Lychagin, International Economic Review, Vol. 59(2): 449-477, 2018.

Better Luck Next Time: Learning through Retaking” with Kala Krishna, Sergey Lychagin, and Cemile Yavas, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 125: 120-135, 2016.

Action in Higher Education in India: Targeting, Catch Up, and Mismatch” with Kala Krishna, Higher Education, Vol. 71(5): 611-649, 2016.

Labor Reform and Firm-Level Productivity in India” with Sean Dougherty and Kala Krishna, India Policy Forum (2013-2014), Vol. 10.

Creditworthiness in Peruvian Microfinance Markets: The Role of Information Sharing“, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 12(1) (Advances), Article 44, 2012.

Migration and the Education of Children: Evidence from Lima, Peru” with R. S. Oropesa,
Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 30(4): 591-618, 2011.

BOOK CHAPTERS

“More than Money: Gaps in Gender, Race, and Ethnicity”. The Inequality Crisis: Latin America and the Caribbean at the Crossroads, Matias Busso and Julian Messina, 2020.

“When Financial Inclusion Proves Noninclusive”. The Inequality Crisis: Latin America and the Caribbean at the Crossroads, Matias Busso and Julian Messina, 2020.

“Adolescence: Difficult Challenges at a Difficult Age”. Learning Better: Public Policy for Skills Development Matias Busso, Julian Cristia, Diana Hincapie, Julian Messina, and Laura Ripani (ed), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

“The State of Saving in Latin America and the Caribbean.” In Saving for Development: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Save More and Better, Eduardo Cavallo and Tomas Serebrinski (ed), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

“Saving Begins at Home”. In Saving for Development: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Save More and Better, Eduardo Cavallo and Tomas Serebrinski (ed), New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

WORKING PAPERS

The Impact of Village Savings and Loans Associations on Poverty, Vulnerability, and Financial Inclusion“, with Martin Valdivia.

Perceived Ability and School Choices”, with Matteo Bobba.

Is School-Based Financial Education Effective? Short and Long-Term Impacts on Students, Parents, and Teachers” (under review)

“Misreporting in Sensitive Health Behaviors and its Impact on Treatment Effects: An Application to Intimate Partner Violence”, with Jorge Agüero, IDB Working paper 853 (revisions submitted).

Reducing Violence Against Women in Microfinance”, with Jorge Agüero, IDB Technical note 1387.

The Impact of School-Based Financial Education on High School Students and their Teachers: Experimental Evidence from Peru”, IDB Working paper 871.

Learning About Oneself: The Effects of Performance Feedback on School Choice”, with Matteo Bobba, IDB Working paper 728.

Business Training for Microfinance Clients: How it Matters and for Whom?” with Dean Karlan and Martin Valdivia, Poverty and Economic Policy Research Network Working Paper No. PMMA-2008-11.

WORK IN PROGRESS

“Lost Learning, Lost Earning: Avoiding School Dropout during COVID-19”, with Jorge Agüero.

“The Impact of Emergency Cash-Transfers During COVID-19: Evidence from Peru”, with Matthew Bird and Pablo Lavado.

“When Good Peers Can Hurt: The Role of Male High Achievers on Female Educational Outcomes”, with Matias Busso.

“Peer Effects and Academic Achievement: Experimental Evidence from Tracking and Bimodal Classrooms”, with Matias Busso.

“When Women Win: Female Representation and Violence Against Women”, with Evi Pappa and Chiara Santantonio.

“Crossing Over: Effects and Drivers of Women Entrepreneurs Breaking Sectoral Barriers”, with Leonardo Iacovone and Martin Valdivia.

“Diversity and Conflict: Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity and Its Relationship to School Climate”, with Alejandro Herrera.

“Aspirations and Representation: The Effect of Female Leaders on Young Girls’ Human Capital Investments”, with Evi Pappa and Chiara Santantonio.

“Financial diaries for the youth”, with Silvia Prina and Alejandro Herrera.

“The Effect of Programmed Saving Products in the Dominican Republic”, with Dean Karlan and Martin Valdivia.

“Measurement Error in Self-Reported Data and Solutions: Experimental Evidence for Intimate Partner Violence”, with Jorge Agüero, Ursula Aldana, Erica Field, and Javier Romero.

“Soft Skills and Occupational Choices Among Female Microentrepreneurs”, with Suzanne Duryea and Martin Valdivia.